Launch Burns Off Almuñécar

ALM Boatfire 01Two people have suffered burns and were taken to Motril Hospital after their launch burst into flames this afternoon (31st July) around 18.30h, approx. 100 metres from the beach.

A Guardia Civil maritime patrol was soon at the scene, in front of Fuentepiedra/Playa de Puerta del Mar (in front of Las Góndolas) and set about tackling the fire.

An eyewitness at the scene said that the fire started with the craft more towards Playa Puerta del Mar and then drifted, ablaze, towards Paseo Reina Sofia. It came to a stop more or less in front of the mouth of the Rio Verde.

ALM Boatfire 02It was there that the Guardia vessel approached and extinguished the flames. The two young male occupants were seen to jump from the burning boat as the flames began to really take hold and swam safely to the shore.

Little other information is yet available but this article will be updated as soon as more comes in.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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