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The 6 Most Dangerous Places To Swim in the World

Wild swimming is becoming popular with people who love escaping crowds and immersing themselves in nature. However, those looking for unbridled wild should always research where they swim beforehand, lest they find themselves in trouble.

An online post is sharing the most dangerous swimming places on Earth. Here are some you should avoid if you value your safety.

The largest body of water in Africa claims thousands of lives every year. Its wild nature, hidden currents, and dangerous inhabitants make for one of the deadliest stretches of water in the world.

Lake Victoria, Africa

If you like swimming in the sea, you may want to avoid Chowpatty Beach. It is steeped in raw sewage, and fecal coliform is 60% higher than safe.

Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai, India

The world’s second-longest river flows through the vast Amazon jungle, so anybody thinking about swimming in it will find plenty of company. Whether it is the piranhas, electric eels, or the giant, black caiman, swimming in the Amazon is not for humans.

The Amazon River, South America

Sadly, Hanakapiai Beach is a beautiful golden sand beach surrounded by blue water, though don’t let that fool you. The tranquil waters soon become deadly rip tides that have claimed dozens of swimmers.

Hanakapiai Beach, Hawai’I

Northern Australia is mostly tropical and has some of the world’s weirdest, most deadly animals due to its unique, secluded island status.

Cape Tribulation, Australia

Up in Yorkshire flows the innocuous River Wharfe, which just appears as a semi-torrid river, sometimes only 6 ft wide in places. The river’s secret is its misleading, narrow appearance.

The River Wharfe, England

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