Rescue of young girl injured at sea in Spain’s Alicante

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Drownings highlight danger of the sea in Mallorca
Drownings highlight danger of the sea in Mallorca. Credit: Pixabay

Rescue of young girl injured at sea in Spain’s Alicante during a boat trip with her family.

The young girl became injured on Saturday afternoon, July 24, after having been out on a boat with her family. The girl was only 11 years old and she became injured when the boat was hit by a strong wave. The wave caused the young girl to fall onto a bow cleat, according to the Town Hall in El Campello.

The young girl received a cut on the back of her thigh. Both the skipper of the boat and her father gave urgent medical care and were able to bandage the injury. Emergency services 112 were quickly alerted to the situation at sea too.

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The maritime rescue service rushed into action and intercepted the boat near the Muchavista beach. The girl was rushed to the Club Nautico as fast as possible where two ambulances were waiting for her. Medics and the ambulances were able to stabilise the girl and she was then transferred to the San Juan hospital for further treatment.

Emergency services rushed to help the girl including the Guardia civil, the local police and lifeguard services from the beaches of El Campello.

In other beach -related news, Barcelona bathers made a shocking discovery of a 50-kilo bundle on a Sitges beach.


The bathers discovered the 50-kilo bundle as it floated in the sea near Barcelona’s Barra beach in Sitges. The discovery was made on Sunday morning, July 25, and it was quickly seized by the Catalan police, the Mossos d’Esquadra.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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