Jet Ski Wrecked on Rocks

NRJ wrecked on the rocks jet ski OnLFriday was a choppy sea-state day in Nerja but despite a red flag flying people went out on the sea anyway around the Balcón de Europa.

Four swimmer couldn’t get back to the beach but instead ended up in a rocky part of the coastline with strong currents running.

On-duty lifeguards had to venture out to bring them in; two on a jet ski and two striking out from the beach. Unfortunately, during the rescue operation the jet ski was overturned by the waves, which pushed onto the rocks just below the Balcón.

Luckily, the lifeguards and rescued bathers were not injured, except for scratches and bruises owing to coming into contact with the rocks. The jet ski, however, is a write off.

Editorial comment: Somebody should be handed the bill for the municipal jet ski lost as well as a hefty fine for needlessly putting lifeguards’ lives at risk through irresponsible behaviour.

(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)

  2 comments for “Jet Ski Wrecked on Rocks

  1. August 30, 2020 at 10:42 am

    The jet ski belonged to the Town Hall for the use of the lifeguards to carry out their task – you can get to somebody drowning 200 metres out faster on a jet ski than swimming out there.

    You can be fined between 100 and 3,000 euros for swimming when there is a red flag flying. A lifeguard can order people to leave the water but if they do not obey, then he or she has to call the municipal police to force them to leave the water.

  2. Marvin
    August 30, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Perhaps it’s time people realised that a jetski is not a toy; why were they allowed to go out on red flag day?

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