By Chris King • 03 June 2021 • 22:37
Mijas Will Use A Lifeguard Drone Rescue Service This Summer.
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MIJAS Will Use A Unique New Lifeguard Drone Rescue Service This Summer
The beautiful beaches of Mijas, on Spain’s Costa del Sol, will have a full-time lifeguard service this Summer, made up of 86 lifeguards, and, as announced today, Thursday 3, by José Carlos Martín, Mijas Town hall’s councillor for Beaches, this service will incorporate, for the first time, drones.
Unveiling this unique service, and comparing it to last Summer, Mr Martín said, “we have further strengthened the service that we have been giving to our users”, adding that the life-saving drones “are capable of transporting inflatable vests by air for times when a rescue has to be carried out, or if a bather is in trouble, being a quick mechanism when it comes to reaching them”.
The councillor pointed out that this Summer the Mijas coastline will be broken up into 53 areas, with a split shift of 86 lifeguards on duty from 11am until 8pm, which should allow the staff to be prepared to handle any type of situation that might occur, with three jet-skis for emergency use, in El Charcón, La Cala and Playa la Luna, plus, there will be an ambulance on call, with a nurse and two technicians.
Mr Martín added, “Our lifeguard service is perfectly equipped, and has excellent professionals, and year after year we work to ensure that the beaches are in perfect condition so that our users and visitors can enjoy the tranquillity that they should have when they come to enjoy them”, as reported by Malaga Hoy.
He also pointed out “the quality of the Mijas coast, which has allowed the city to display 3 blue flags, 9 Q for Quality and an ISO14001, as well as a path and a blue centre”, with Mijas town hall providing 65 sanitising gel dispensers along the coastline, along with the unique facility of a full-time professional disinfecting the bathrooms each time they are used.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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