Would you swim here after reading these signs ?

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  1. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    Would you swim here after reading these signs ?

    We were really looking forward to a swim here this morning .... until we read the signs , Had a coffee & swam at the beach later instead as my husband has a weak heart etc , would you have gone in for a swim ?


  2. stricktlydating profile image83
    stricktlydatingposted 7 years ago

    No, I wouldn't have gone in for a swim here either.  I haven't seen one of these signs before, but our beaches usually have signs with a long list of what you're not allowed to do at the beach ie: No smoking, no pets, no everything!

  3. carolp profile image82
    carolpposted 7 years ago

    No...it is a risk...does this exist? I rather go to other safe beaches.

  4. point2make profile image79
    point2makeposted 7 years ago

    I would stay out of the water under these conditions. It wouldn't be worth the potential risk to me.

  5. bharathiyar profile image61
    bharathiyarposted 7 years ago

    Actually many water bodies are now contaminated with those micro organisms. It is hard to get them out of it.

  6. profile image0
    vinsanityposted 7 years ago

    You would be fine. If you soaked in it for hours then you might have some enter your body but even then you wouldn't be killed by it, or even notice.

  7. Roger Rabbit profile image58
    Roger Rabbitposted 7 years ago

    I go to the jersey shore in the summer, that's nothing.

  8. tritrain profile image85
    tritrainposted 7 years ago

    I think I would lose my motivation to swim by the time I'd gotten to the end of that sign.

    Amoebic meningitis sure sucks the fun out of swimming.

  9. profile image0
    CollBposted 7 years ago

    No.  I always get water in my nose and it gets everywhere so I know I'd get the amoebic meningitis if I swam in that area.

    Sounds really fatal if there's no practical treatment of the water there!  Probably an area avoided by locals!

  10. profile image0
    Dandraposted 7 years ago

    I certainly would have, amoebic meningitis sounds tasty!

  11. ptosis profile image71
    ptosisposted 7 years ago


    Sometimes there is NO sign of danger if it will hurt the one major money maker: tourism

    I.E.. A few years ago Mayor Mufi of Honolulu Hawai'i allowed tons of raw sewage to go to the Waikiki beaches for three days.

    A guy died of the worst horrible death from being thrown in - total whole body failure that blew up his body unrecogniziable.

    BTW - Honoluolu has no law, just an memorandum of understanding that says no ship to dump sewage withing 3 miles of shore - but I promise  you, in high tide the Ala Moana Beach becomes a cesspool that you can smell.

    When I lived there I only went during low-tide when the toilet bowl is flushed out.   I had so many skin infections - which never happened again living in AZ.

  12. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    Amoebic meningitis is a very serious illness that is an infection of the brain and the membranes covering the brain, almost always ends in death.

    After catching it you would be lucky to live 2 weeks. Lots of kids have died from it so it might be tasty --- for a very short time...........

  13. coutneyk profile image71
    coutneykposted 7 years ago

    hmmmmmm, prolly not hey, even if I could manage swimming without getting water anywhere near my head, (can't count on that) I think it would take away from the entire experience.  So in that case, not worth the effort.  Oh and because Amoebic meningitis sounds hella scary.

  14. profile image56
    ASupertrampposted 7 years ago

    I would surely not have gone for a swim in those waters. It seems risky to me, this disease is very dangerous. Simply would not worth it.


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