Policemen save swimmer in distress off Fuengirola beach


TWO policemen saved a swimmer from drowning off a Fuengirola beach yesterday (May 6).
The officers, who were patrolling on motorbikes, were flagged down by a woman saying someone was in trouble out at sea.
While one stripped off and leapt into the sea, taking his shirt with him, the other headed for a nearby beach bar to grab a lifesaver.
After reaching the distressed swimmer, who was about 250 metres out and suffering shoulder cramps leaving him unable to move his arms, the policeman promised him he would get him to safety and used his shirt to start pulling him to shore.
The second officer met them halfway out and between them, the policemen used the lifesaver to drag the exhausted 22-year-old to safety through strong currents and waves, sparking applause from onlookers on the shore.
The man, who recovered from the experience and did not need medical attention, later thanked the officers, who he said had saved his life as he would not have been able stay afloat much longer.

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