Safety concerns are rising at Dadepo Beach where recently an elementary schoolboy died while swimming.
Public outcry on the poor safety duty is growing as the safety guards did not respond promptly in a banned swimming zone where the boy was suspected to have drowned.
Only the 250m portion of the 850m long 다대포 beach is open for swimming, which is managed by 7 to 10 safety guards from the fire department.
Only one official patrols the rest of the beach where swimming is banned, making those areas hard to miss out surveillance and checks.
The maritime police are looking into the circumstances of the accident as well as any potential safety violations.