Police chief asks his men to take steps to discourage beach-goers from venturing into the sea

Chennai City Police Commissioner A K Vishwanathan is telling his men who oversee law and order in the zones which fall under the Marina beach to do all they can to discourage beach-goers from wading into the waters a bit too far because the sea is dangerous.

This call comes after a series of deaths in the sea off the Marina shoreline in recent weeks.

The top police officer has also suggested that more notice boards warning of the dangers the sea poses on the east coast be put up on the shoreline.

The Marina, including zones from Gandhi statue to Foreshore Estate shore attracts lots of people, mostly young ones even on weekdays at all times of the day.

Many youths swim in the sea and are often unaware of the strong currents that tend to wash these youths away; many lose their lives while some are saved from drowning by local fisherfolks who respond to SOS calls.