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Broke Waters in Open Waters

By Vivienne Hughes

The Guardia Civil Servicio Marítimo had to deal with a child birth in a zodiac RIB 23 miles out from Motril Port Tuesday morning. »

Trawler Sinks after Fire

By Vivienne Hughes

A trawler out of Caleta de Vélez on its way to the fishing grounds caught fire five nautical miles off the coast in front of Benajarafe on Thursday morning, forcing the crew to abandon her. »

A Score of Immigrants Perish

By Vivienne Hughes

A few days ago 22 immigrants lost their lives attempting to cross to Spain in an open boat after it began drifting. The survivors were picked up by a passing ferry. »

Foreigners in Kayaks Rescued

By Vivienne Hughes

A Guardia Civil customs launch was called in to rescue three people in kayaks some two nautical miles out to sea. »

Norwegian’s Yacht Sinks

By Hugh MacArthur

It was at 01.15h on Sunday the 26th that a Norwegian yachtsman started fire distress flares after his boat sank off Playa El Pozuelo in Albuñol. »

Rescued from Cliff Face

By Martin Myall

A maritime-rescue helicopter winched a man to safety this morning from a cliff face below the Punta de la Mona in La Herraura. »

Injured Climber Dies in Hospital

By Vivienne Hughes

The 21-year-old man who fell ten metres whilst free climbing the cliffs above Playa Rijana has died. »

Cliff Climbing Accident in Castell

By Vivienne Hughes

A 21-year-old climber was seriously injured yesterday whilst attempting to scale the cliffs above Playa Rijana (Castell de Ferro). »

Yacht Rescue Off Punta de la Mona

By Hugh MacArthur

The maritime branch of the Guardia Civil and the Maritime Rescue service were called in to rescue a couple aboard a yacht in distress. On board was a man of 32 and a woman of 22. »

Drowned Man off Almuñécar Beach

By Martin Myall

Today, the body of 49-year-old Patricio F.C. was found floating 500 metres off San Cristóbal beach, more or less in front of Hotel Almuñécar Playa. »

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