La Paz to install security cameras on Balandra Beach
High-tech remote monitoring surveillance cameras will soon be installed at La Paz’s most well-known beach to keep visitors safe.
In order to crack down on speeding boaters in the water, like the one who recently caused a significant accident close to the beach, cameras will be installed at Playa Balandra in La Paz, according to Governor of the State of Baja California Sur Victor Manuel Castro Coso.
A boat was rapidly approaching as two divers were having a great time diving in the water. The divers made several unsuccessful attempts to alert the boat that they were submerged.
A diver was struck by the boat, potentially losing a limb and suffering a significant blood loss. The diver is still being treated at the hospital.
The worst part is that the entire incident involving the tourist, according to local marine officials, could have been completely avoided.
Kayakers are also dissatisfied with the tourist boats’ excessive speed. They worry that, especially in the vicinity of the sharks, nobody will notice them until it is almost too late.
While the cameras in La Paz will initially be installed to safeguard tourists from boats traveling at high speeds in the waters close to the beach, they will also be used to deter crime on the beach.