Emergency Beach Drill

The Almuñécar emergency services have held a drill to test their coordination and execution skills. The scenario was an angler falling into the water near a groyne.

The groyne chosen was the Fuentepiedra one – in front of Restaurante Reina Sofía. A hypothetical beacher user called into the Policía Local to report an unconscious man in the water.

An amublance, the lifeguards on Playa Velilla and the Policía Local were used in the emergency drill, as well as the municipal medical centre. Obviously, real beach goers had no idea that it was a drill or what was going on, so there were plenty of curious bystanders.

The volunteer to play the victim was a municipal worker, Antonio Zacatón, who is also a Protección Civil volunteer.

Everything was observed and timed, not only to test the readiness of the said emergency services, but also because the Q de Calidad award requires it; i.e., a beach suitablilty qualification that every municipality on the coastline vies for.

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

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