Medal for Moraira hero

OFFICIAL RECOGNITION: Antonio Ivars Llobell with his medal  Photo credit: Teulada-Moraira town hall 

ANTONIO IVARS LLOBELL, a Teulada-Moaira Policía Local officer has been singled out for special award. 

He received the Felicitacion Publica medal at a formal ceremony held in the Monasterio del Puig in Valencia for risking his own life to save a swimmer. 

In the early hours of the morning last August, Ivars Llobell went to the aid of a young Briton, who was clinging to a buoy 400 metres from the Club Nautico in Moraira. 


In an action “above and beyond the call of duty” he swam out to the aid of the young man, the town hall told the regional government’s Interior department, requesting official recognition of the officer’s bravery. 

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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