Deputy Mayor of Tourism & Cultural Promotion of the Municipality of Amorgos
"Ten 'Catch a Breath' platforms were installed om popular beaches of Amorgos as part of a special action of the Municipality for the prevention of drownings at sea. At the same time, five information signs will be placed on beaches of the island as a measure to prevent drowning at those unguarded. The "Catch a breath" platforms are firmly placed in the sea, so that bathers can rest for a while if they feel tired. The importance of prevention and timely decision making is an immediate priority of the Municipality of Amorgos and with this action the sense of safety of bathers is increased.
The platforms and the signs are a donation of the Urban Non-Profit Society "Water Salvation", which was founded in October 2017 due to the serious public health problem of Greece regarding water injuries, which ranks it in a very bad position at European level. We owe special thanks to Bodossaki Foundation for the donation of the platforms as well as to the president of the Urban Non-Profit Society 'Water Salvation', Mr. Boutzianis Sotirios for his contribution to our island."