The lifeguards on duty along Almuñécar and La Herradura's beaches have been busy this weekend with three people having to be rescued on Saturday.
The three people rescued, who went into the sea with a red flag flying, endangering their lives and the lives of those tasked with rescuing them, were a man in his 70s and two youngsters in their 20.
It’s worth remembering that if the surf on Saturday was strong enough to wreck a yacht, it certainly wasn’t a good idea to start frolicking in it.
Bedsides these three that had to be rescued, two other people had to be taken to the medical centre after suffering minor accidents.
The first rescue took place off Playa El Tesorillo where the 70-year-old man mentioned before had decided to wade out to take a swim but soon discovered that the couldn’t get back in again. Two lifeguards went in to bring him back out again. He was a little rattled but in good health, nevertheless.
The other incident occurred near the Peñones del Santo, (rock with the cross on it) where two lads, in their 20s entered the water despite the red flag flying. This was observed by the lifeguard on the lookout towers who then saw that they were having difficulty trying to get back out again. The lifeguard went in twice in order to get them out, one after the other.
Editorial comment: one of those rescued was old enough to be wiser (in his 70s) and the other two won’t make it to his age if they carry on doing such stupid things.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)