By John Smith • 27 July 2020 • 16:18
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AFTER receiving a call that a fish appeared to be experiencing difficulty in low water in the sea off of the Playa de la Bajadilla in Marbella, members of the local Bomberos Underwater Fire Unit attended.
They discovered a moonfish (opah) which is normally found at depths of between 50 and 500 metres caught in the shallows.
Two officers entered the water and brought the stranded fish alongside their Rhib (rigid hull inflatable boat) and towed the moonfish out to deeper water where it was released and swam off.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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