THE owner of a jet-ski firm saved a swimmer in distress at Moraira’s Ampolla beach.
Hearing his cries for help, Eugenio Mestre took one of the jet-skis and went to the aid of a French tourist in his 30s who by the time he reached him was exhausted and suffering from cramp.
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He could barely keep afloat, he said later: “I got him to the shore where there was someone who knows about lifesaving.”
His jet-ski hire and excursion business is located between the Castell on Moraira’s promenade and the Lonja fish market and Eugenio explained that he negotiated the swimming zone with great care.
“The important thing was assisting the swimmer,” he said.
The incident occurred at 1pm when the beach and water were crowded with visitors but although lifeguards were on duty, the company contracted to provide this service on the Moraira beaches does not have a boat.
On the occasions when this summer when emergencies have arisen offshore it has been necessary to contact the SVS lifesaving service on the Benissa and Benitachell beaches.
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