Lifeguard federation warns about drowning dangers

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WORRYING facts have been unveiled by the Spanish Rescue and Lifeguarding Royal Federation. Out of the total deaths by drowning registered in Spain during the first six months of 2015, 12 per cent took place in the Balearic Islands.

A total of nine people have died this year in the Islands out of which, nine were foreigners and there was surveillance in only three of the cases.

The Islands have the third highest percentage of deaths by drowning in this period of the whole of Spain.

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In national terms, 75 people have died in beaches, rivers or pools so far this year.

Head of the Royal Federation, Isabel Garcia Sanz, pointed out that 46.7 per cent of all deaths happened in June, coinciding with the start of the tourism season when many areas of the country had not yet launched safety measures or lifeguarding services.

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