To the rescue on Spain’s Costa Almeria as boat left drifting dangerously close to rocks in strong winds

TRICKY: The Guardia had to hook a line to the stricken craft in rough seas and strong gusts of wind CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

IT was Guardia Civil to the rescue when a boat being used by professional divers working on the Dalias desalination plant ended up drifting dangerously close to rocks in front of the Guardia Viejas castle in El Ejido in strong winds.
The Guardia’s provincial maritime service ‘Rio Almanzora’ patrol boat headed out as soon as the call came in about the boats’ predicament, the team telling the four crew members to put on their life jackets and to try and stay calm until they got to them.
After a highly complicated manoeuvre in rough seas and strong gusts of wind, the Guardia patrol managed to hook a line to the stricken craft and tow it back to Almeria port.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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