The balance during this first part of the summer supposes a reduction of 27% with respect to this same period last year thanks to the work of prevention of the lifeguards themselves, awareness campaigns and citizen collaboration.
The Councilor for Emergency of the City of Lorca, Isabel Casalduero, has taken stock this morning of the interventions carried out by the Civil Protection personnel since the implementation of the Rescue Plan on beaches this summer.
Casalduero has detailed that "the Municipal Emergency Service-Civil Protection has attended a total of 73 incidents on the beaches of Punta de Calnegre from June 22 to July 30, which has meant a reduction of 27% compared to same period of the year 2018 in which about a hundred interventions had already taken place. "
The Councilor for Emergencies has reported that "the interventions carried out in Calnegre Creek by our first responders have been motivated by bites of marine animals, specifically 24; 2 insect bites; 4 cures for hedgehog pricks, 13 wound cures; 2 assists for allergic reactions; another 2 assists in vehicles and 4 assists for people with reduced mobility. "
Meanwhile, on the beach of Puntas de Calnegre, Casalduero Jódar has specified that "the interventions have been 5 for bites of marine animals; 1 insect bite; 4 cures for hedgehog pricks; 7 cures for wounds; an assistance for syncope with loss awareness and transfer by ambulance to the health center, other assistance rescue vehicles and 4 assistance to people with reduced mobility. "
Regarding the rescue and rescue of people during this period of time, Isabel Casalduero, explained that "there have only been two bailouts, two children aged 9 and 10 years who were caused by currents to reach the shore and the lifeguards provided them with the necessary assistance to be able to leave, not being necessary to provide health care. "
The Mayor of Emergencies has shown that "this decrease in interventions is due, in large part, to the prevention work carried out by the first responders, as well as to the awareness campaigns that from this council and through social networks we are carrying out, and of course, thanks to the citizen collaboration of bathers and visitors respecting the state of the flags, as well as the indications of the lifeguards ".
He also wanted to emphasize that "the signaling flags are placed in the respective surveillance and rescue posts of the beaches of the town and Calnegre's cove and that indicate the safety conditions of the bathing places through the colors red (danger and prohibition bathroom), yellow (caution) and green (safety). As well as in case of not respecting the instructions of the lifeguards and bathing with a red flag the user can be penalized for putting his life and that of his rescuers at risk " .
Likewise, and in order to ensure that the beaches of Lorca become a place of encounter and coexistence throughout the year, especially during the summer months, for their enjoyment and well-being by all citizens, the councilor has detailed that " The Municipal Ordinance regulating the correct use of the beaches of Lorca includes, among other issues, the establishment of designated areas for the practice of naturism, such as La Junquera and for the presence of pets in Playa Larga and the breach of any of its prohibitions and rules of respect are under penalty system. "
Isabel Casalduero recalled that "the beaches of Lorca have First Aid, Surveillance and Rescue posts are Calnegre Beach (town) and Calnegre Beach (cove). Although the rest of the coves are marked with informative signs of" Beach without service lifeguards ", several rescue technicians carry out a mobile land surveillance at the sites of Baños de las Mujeres, Playa de San Pedro and Playa del Siscal, as well as a maritime mobile guard with a rescue boat through Cala Honda, Cala del Ciscar, Playa Junquera, Cala de la Gruta, Cala Blanca, Los Hierros Beach, Long Beach and La Galera Beach ".
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca