Two, off-duty police officers belonging to the Policía Nacional saved the life of a young boy who was in the water off Playa de La Rábita (Albuñol).
When the officers pulled the 8-year old out of the water he had no pulse and showed all the signs associated with drowning.
There was also a nurse on the same beach and between the three of them they managed to bring him round using CPR.
With the boy now breathing and conscious an ambulance took him to the Hospital Universitario Poniente, en El Ejido (Almería). He was later transferred to Hospital Virgen de las Nieves in Granada, as the family is from Granada.
Eyewitness reported that they had seen the boy floating face down and not responding to those calling to him, so the rapid response of the off duty officers and nurse was crucial in saving the child’s life.
(News/Noticias: La Rabita, Albuñol, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)