By John Smith • 10 November 2020 • 14:00
Delivery of the specialised equipment
Credit: Balearics Government
THE Minister of Public Administrations and Modernisation, Isabel Castro, and the Director General of Emergencies and Interior, Jaume Barceló, delivered specific rescue material to the Balearic Federation of Speleology.
The Minister explained that the parties have been collaborating since last year, by signing an agreement, in order to ensure an effective response to incidents where people were injured or missing in caves.
This federation —with more than 400 members— includes the Balearic Group of Speleosocors, made up of 10 professionals with high knowledge of caving, canyoning and rescue in cavities, can be activated at any time to intervene in these types of rescues under the coordination of GREIM and firefighters.
Isabel Castro highlighted the high qualification of this team and thanked them for their involvement and availability in the face of possible emergency actions in these environments.
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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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