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The Municipal Emergency Service deals with 59 incidents during the month of July on the beaches of the Lorca coast, 13% less than in 2016 despite the large influx of bathers (31/07/2017)

The interventions were motivated by 23 marine animal bites, 8 by insect bites, 13 assists by wound healing, 1 muscle pull, 1 shoulder dislocation, 3 lipotimias / dizziness, 4 vehicle assistance / rescue and by search and Location of 4 people who left in two kayaks and did not return to the starting point

The Councilor of Emergencies of the City of Lorca, Juan Miguel Bayonas, made a balance this morning of the actions that the Municipal Emergency Service has done on the beaches of Lorca during the month of July.

This integral emergency care device offers an immediate, effective and coordinated response to any emergency situation in the coastal strip that runs from the beach of Parazuelos, on the border of Mazarrón, to the beach of La Galera with the municipality of Aguilas.

For these reasons, the necessary human and material resources have been deployed to enable the monitoring, rescue and daily rescue services from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. uninterrupted.

Juan Miguel Bayonas has explained that "the Municipal Emergency Service along with Civil Protection has attended a total of 59 incidents in the beaches of Puntas de Calnegre in the period from June 17 to July 30, which has meant a A reduction of 13% compared to the same period in 2016. These interventions were motivated by 23 marine animal stings, of which 17 were by jellyfish, 1 by spiderfish and 5 by hedgehog, 8 by insect stings, 13 Assistance for wound healing, 1 muscle pull, 1 shoulder dislocation, 3 lipotitia / dizziness, 4 assistance / rescue vehicles, and finally, Search and location of 4 people who left in two kayaks and did not return to the starting point " .

The Councilor for Emergencies has indicated that "as for the rescue and rescue of people during this time there has only been a rescue of two elderly people who attempted to leave the water saw the currents drag them in the sea, the rescuers to observe that These people were in difficulty to reach the shore, they were thrown into the water and provided them with the necessary assistance to be able to leave to the shore avoiding major consequences, and it was not necessary to provide health care to them. Beach of Puntas de Calnegre on July 19th ".

Bayonas stressed that "although in these weeks there has been a reduction in the interventions made by our staff, we must highlight the increase in bathers who have visited us this year, caused largely by the recent award of the Blue Flag to The Cala de Calnegre, and the prevention work carried out by the first responders as well as the awareness campaigns that the Emergency Department, and through social networks, we are carrying out, and of course, thanks to the collaboration of citizens Of bathers and visitors respecting the state of the flags as well as the indications of the rescuers ".

In this regard, it is important to remember that the signaling flags are placed in the respective surveillance and rescue posts, indicating the safety conditions of the bathing places by means of red (danger and banning), yellow (caution) and green ( security).

In addition, in case of not respecting the indications of the rescuers and to bathe with red flag the user can be sanctioned by putting in risk his life and the one of its rescuers.

The Edil de Emergencias, on the other hand, has stated that "during this period of time on the beaches of Lorca the state of the sea has been yellow flag for 8 days in the Beach of Puntas de Calnegre (Poblado) and 1 day in The beach of Calnegre (Cala), a red flag on 1 occasion in the village and no ban on the bath in the Cala, the rest of the day has honed the green flag.

It should be noted that the Lorca beaches that have First Aid, Surveillance and Rescue posts are Calnegre Beach (town) and Calnegre Beach (Cala).

Although the rest of the coves are signposted with informative posters of "Beach without service of first aid", several rescue technicians carry out a terrestrial mobile surveillance by the sites of Women's Bath, Playa de San Pedro and Playa del Siscal, as well as a guard Maritime mobile with a rescue boat for Cala Honda, Cala del Ciscar, Playa Junquera, Cala de la Grotta, Cala Blanca, Playa de Los Hierros, Playa Larga and Playa de la Galera.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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