ALONG with summer comes extra security measures aimed at ensuring public safety on Costa Blanca beaches.
In Campello 68 lifeguards have been in place since June 15 and 40 of them – split into four groups – will be on duty at any one time during the day until September 30.
This service, which has been outsourced by the town hall to Proactiva Servies Acuatics, is backed up and supplemented by Campello’s Local Police and Civil Protection volunteers.
Prepared to swing into action in an emergency are two fully-equipped ambulances, a rapid intervention vehicle and two boats. There are also three quad bikes, two of them belonging to the Local Police.
The entire complement lined up recently on the Clot de l’Illot beach, accompanied by Campello’s mayor, Benjamin Soler, councillors, the Local Police chief Jose Antonio Cano and the beaches coordinator for Proactiva Servies Acuatics.
Safety measures have been stepped up on Campello’s coves, announced Beaches Councillor Cintia Alaves. There will be a lifeguard’s observation chair at Venta Lanuza, another in Coveta, two in Amerador and one in La Almadraba.
The town’s principal beaches, Muchavista and Carrelamar will have nine and five lookout chairs respectively.