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A total of 60 professionals work in rescue and surveillance of beaches in the municipality of San Javier (06/07/2018)

A total of 54 professional rescuers, five coordinators and a Head of the service work this summer in the 18 surveillance posts that have been opened in 28 beaches of Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga del Mar Menor, informed the mayor of San Javier today, José Miguel Luengo who highlighted as main novelty of the Copla Plan for this year, the development of pioneering self-protection plans special for the five beaches with distinctive "Q" of Quality with which the municipality has.

The mayor José Miguel Luengo, who presented the Plan Copla for the municipality of San Javier, accompanied by the general director of Citizen Security and Emergencies, José Ramón Carrasco and the Councilor for Public Safety of San Javier, Teresa Foncuberta, explained that the plans of special self-protection drafted by the Civil Protection Unit of San Javier, aims to improve the protection and safety of users so they will be expanded to reach the 28 beaches of the municipality.

Luengo explained that these plans study in detail the catalog of possible risks that each beach has to elaborate a more effective response in the attention of any incident, however small.

None of the specific plans developed on the "Q" beaches (Barnuevo, Colón, Castillico, Mistral and Pedruchillo) have detected high risk parameters, Luengo added, thanking the work done by the Civil Protection team.

Along with the full staff of lifeguards that this summer attend the posts and emergencies on the beaches, the mayor of San Javier José Miguel Luengo highlighted the human factor of the service by the commitment and delivery of all professionals who will also intervene, both in facilitating the amphibian chairs available in the surveillance posts as in the attention to the four adapted bathing areas existing in Barnuevo, Colón, Castillicos and Mistral.

The Copla Plan is completed in San Javier with an ambulance of Advanced Life Support, with two technicians and a nurse from 061, along with the ambulance (Basic Life Support) that operates throughout the year in the rest of the municipality, a rescue boat Maritime 24 hours a day, a support rescue boat and two jet skis.

In addition, all surveillance posts on beaches have semiautomatic defibrillators.

The general director of Citizen Security and Emergencies, José Ramón Carrasco, highlighted the quality of the Surveillance Service in Beaches of San Javier, as well as the existing coordination among the numerous human resources that comprise it, including local police and health services.

Carrasco highlighted the efforts of the regional government in the Copla Plan, whose objective is to provide users with safer beaches.

The beaches of Santiago de la Ribera with surveillance posts attended by a total of 15 professional lifeguards, from 10am to 8pm, are Barnuevo, Colón Sur, Colón Norte and Castillicos.

In La Manga, where there are 39 lifeguards, the surveillance posts, which open from 11am to 8pm, are located on the Banco del Tabal, Pedrucho, Arenal, and Estacio beaches, with two posts in each one;

Ensenada del Esparto with three posts, and Veneciola, Mistral and Pedruchillo with one.

Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier

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