The mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jiménez and the general director of Emergencies, José Ramón Carrasco, have presented on the beach of El Castellar the Rescue and Lifeguard Plan in Beaches for this summer, known as Plan COPLA.
During the month of June, 4 lifeguard posts have served on the beaches of Rihuete, La Reya, Castellar and Bolnuevo.
From July 1 and until August 31, 36 lifeguards and employers will provide their service in the 16 skillful surveillance posts on the coast: Mojón, Alamillo, Rihuete, Puerto-Rihuete, Puerto, Playa de La Isla, Bahia, La Reya, La Pava, Nares, Castellar 1, Castellar 2, Bolnuevo Camping, Bolnuevo Center, Bolnuevo Oasis and Percheles.
Also available to this operation were a total of 51 aquatic lifeguards and patrons, a communications operator, three coordinators and two nurses.
The hours of operation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The service is extended this year in September, being fixed from September 1 to 15.
The mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jiménez, stressed that in total there are more than 100 professionals who in one way or another work during the summer to ensure safety on the Mazarron beaches.
The mayor has remarked "the excellent work that the staff performed in 2017, when they came to provide nearly 5,000 assistance."
In total there were 4934, of which 4,610 corresponded to cures and first aid, 98 to rescue and rescue and 222 to Information and Social Services, accounting for a notable increase in all types.
Four interventions were carried out for immersion syndrome, managing to keep 3 bathers alive and finally regretting the loss of life of one of them.
During the presentation, the Emergency Services have carried out a simulation to check the capacity and response time in case of emergency.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón