Heavy questions are being raised tonight on Spain’s Costa del Sol as the news spreads along the coast of the death of a father and his two children by drowning at an established holiday complex.
Today a father and his two children died after drowning on Spain’s Costa Del Sol after it’s reported the non swimming father and his daughter dived into one of the complex’s swimming pools after the son and brother fell in.
The big question is tonight where was a life guard?
Safety measures vary from region to region but, as a basic rule of thumb, lifeguards are on duty along the Costa del Sol on a daily basis from around June 15 to September 15 and sometimes a lot less.
Although local’s and holiday makers across Spain’s Costa del Sol tonight raised concerns on the very devastating news on Christmas Eve.
Gary Adamson from Fuengirola said ” I just heard the news, it’s so sad, my heart really is with the family right now but where on earth was a life guard, it’s a big holiday complex, surely they have life guards on duty?”
Meanwhile Mary Gregory from Torreblanca said” It’s ruined my Christmas hearing the news tonight, It’s so sad indeed, but come on a complex that size surely has a life guard or two at pool side?”
Whilst former employee Samantha Darcy of Club la Costa said ” it’s shocking, I used to sell time share apartments there and we were always selling it as a family resort and the safety features involved but It doesn’t sound like life guards were on duty despite the normal influx of winter visitors, it’s a sad occasion”
Despite local’s comments its not confirmed as yet if a life guard was on duty but eye witnesses have said there wasn’t.
At this time of year pools are not normally in use but with the December heatwave currently taking place its understandable visitors could be poolside, but the question remains tonight were like guards on duty?
Local residents don’t think so.
Robin Sutherland from Los Boliches said ” I doubt it, I have been up there many times and not seen one this time of year, once September passes here in Spain you are lucky to see one, but I do think holiday complexes especially should have them if pools are open”