Two swimmers using the Cala del Pino beach (Maro) had to be rescued yesterday afternoon, owing to the strong surf and currents.
The rescues took place around 16.50h after friends of the two swimmers in trouble phoned the emergency number 112 to say that they were unable to reach the beach.
The Guardia Civil, an ambulance, the Nerja Policía Local, the Salvamento Marítimo (sea-rescue service) and Protección Civil (local volunteer service) were all mobilised.
In the end they were brought to the shore with the aid of a jetski belonging the Nerja branch of the Protección Civil. Once on land they were transfered taken to hospital to be treated for mild hypothermia.
Editorial comment: what sort of lunatic would think of swimming in the sea with the gale that was blowing yesterday? The amount of emergency personnel from all the different units that had to be deployed for these two irresponsible people was extensive and very expensive. Let us hope that they get handed the bill.
(News: Maro, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia – Photo: E. Cabezas)