Summer surveillance starts in Torrevieja

SUMMER SAFETY: lifeguards are now in place along Torrevieja's beaches until September 20.

TORREVIEJA’S beaches will be fully patrolled from this week as the lifeguard service launches at the weekend.
The beaches will be monitored for three months, divided in to two periods; the high season from June 29-August 30 and the medium season from June 20-28 and August 31-September 20. During the higher season there will be a total of 75 qualified lifeguards with 44 during the medium season.
Councillor for Beaches, Francisco Moreno, said the prevention, surveillance and rescue service for the beaches of Cala Piteras, Los Naufragos, El Cura, Piscinas Naturales del Paseo Maritimo Juan Aparicio, Los Locos, Cabo Cervera and La Mata, has a budget of €435,000, approved by the local government earlier in the month.
There will be 26 Red Cross checkpoints as well as nine first aid centres and two immediate response watercraft to serve the coastal areas.
A Basic Life Support ambulance equipped with semi-automatic defibrillator, respirator, continuous monitors and oxygen therapy will be at hand as well as a Rapid Intervention Vehicle. Location bracelets for children and seniors can also be obtained at first aid stations located on the beaches. These bracelets have a unique and unrepeatable number linked to data from parents so should a child go missing or get lost, they can be located.
A disabled service also returns this summer where bathers can call the Red Cross on 965 711 818 for assistance in getting to the beach, and then they will be transferred back to their homes free of charge.

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