Mijas council pays tribute to tourist doctor

Mijas council pays tribute to tourist doctor. Image: Ayuntamiento de Mijas

MIJAS Council has paid tribute to a doctor who visits the area as a tourist each summer.

The council said that the doctor, who comes to Mijas as a tourist every year, has assisted lifeguards and other officials in several medical emergencies.
The doctor has spent much of his holiday and leisure time during his life in La Cala de Mijas and has contributed very actively to save the lives of tourists and locals.
The mayor of Beaches, Jose Carlos Martín, attended a tribute that the town’s Rescue and First Aid team paid to Doctor Jose Espejo who has been coming to La Cala de Mijas since 1981.
The councillor said that the man had been involved in keeping the coast safe.  He said: “Lifeguards or employers would notify him and he would immediately help and put his medical knowledge at the service of others.”
The doctor has treated several people who needed medical assistance since staying in Mijas and, despite being in a wheelchair, he once entered the water in an amphibious wheelchair to reach a swimmer in the sea in Mijas.
He has now been given an award by Mijas’s Rescue and First Aid team for the aid he has given on the Costa del Sol.

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Sally Underwood

Originally from London, Sally is based on the eastern Costa del Sol and is a journalist for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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