THE Red Cross has carried out 151 rescues on the beaches of the Valencia Region so far this summer season. Most of them, 119 (78.8 per cent) of the rescues have been concentrated in Alicante Province, whilst in Valencia Province they have rescued 20 people and 12 in Castellon.
Added to these figures can be the 18,284 attendances on the region’s beaches for issues such as cuts, sunburn, bites and burns. More than 10,000 of them were on the beaches of Alicante Province.
The Red Cross service has also carried out 114 transfers to hospitals across Valencia Region and assisted in the search for 196 missing children.
The organisation is serving 48 beaches in the region, 19 of them in Alicante, with 370 professionals working to keep the shoreline safe from the 41 watchtowers, 49 health posts, boats and jet skis and 28 rescue intervention vehicles such as ambulances and SUVs.
The Red Cross is also strengthening its presence on social media networks to highlight and promote awareness and safety campaigns reminding people to take note of the flags flying as too many people are ignoring lifeguards warnings and red flags.