Catamaran makes Calpe SOS call

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THE concessionary that provides the service on Calpe beaches went to the rescue of the five occupants of a catamaran. 

After receiving a message that one of the people aboard the boat, a man of 77, was unwell with possible heart failure, lifesavers went out to catamaran in their rescue launch. 

On arriving and finding that the four other passengers, two of them minors, were also indisposed, complaining of dizziness and faintness, they transferred them all to the La Fossa beach, where the concessionary’s Basic Life Support ambulance was waiting for them. 


Three had recovered by the time they were on dry land, but the elderly man and two other passengers were taken to Calpe’s health centre. 


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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