A LIFESAVING episode on the Raco de l’Albir beach was less serious than it initially appeared.
This was a simulated rescue organised by the town hall’s Beaches, Health and Public Safety departments to try out the beach’s lifesaving arrangements and response in an emergency.
The episode began on the beach with the lifeguards’ imagined sighting of a person clearly in difficulties whilst swimming.
After the “victim” was brought to the shore with symptoms of cardiac arrest the rescuers began CPR before evacuating him from the beach.
Health and Social Welfare councillor Marisa Cortes was present on the beach with Joaquin Ortiz, the Policia Local chief, following the simulated rescue.
This exercise was carried out each summer, to ensure that everything would run smoothly in a genuine emergency, said Cortes who also pointed out that Albir beach is a cardio-protected space equipped with a defibrillator in the First Aid post.