By Cathy Elelman • 01 June 2020 • 21:02
AN off-duty policeman has saved the life of a woman who was drowning off a beach in Mallorca capital Palma, Spanish press reported.
The officer was reportedly at Playa de Palma with his family on Sunday afternoon when he realised there was someone floating face down in the water about 20 metres from shore.
Press said he told his wife to call the emergency services while he dashed into the sea to help the woman.
Reports go on to describe how he managed to get her to the water’s edge. She was unconscious and not breathing, but he performed CPR and after several minutes she started to breathe again and he got her into the recovery position.
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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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