Two people rescued from sinking yacht in Cabo de Gata

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Two people rescued from sinking yacht in Cabo de Gata
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Two people rescued from sinking yacht in Cabo de Gata, in Spain’s Almeria.

Luckily two people have been rescued by the Maritime rescue services, after their yacht began sink. The incident happened at around 6:30 AM on Sunday morning, September 5. The people in the boat were able to contact 112 Emergency services to report that they were in trouble.

They had been sailing in a boat which was around 10 metres long. Unfortunately, the yacht suffered from a breakdown and begun to sink off the coastline of Cabo de Gata.

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The emergency alert went out to both the Guardia civil and Salvamento Maritimo who quickly swung into action. They were able to rescue two people in good health and transfer them safely without the need for medical assistance.

The two crew members were rescued by a Salvamento Maritimo helicopter after the boat was adrift and abandoned in Almeria’s Cabo de Gata, according to emergencias 112 Andalucia, a service attached to the Regional Ministry of the Presidency, Public Administrations and Interior of the Junta de Andalucia.

No further details on why the boat began to have problems are known at this time.


In other Spanish news, Ex-King Juan Carlos is the subject of yet another tax probe.

Prosecutors are investigating both withdrawals and deposits that were made to former King Juan Carlos over several years. They are looking into his bank account from 2014 to 2018 where he had received his annual allowance of nearly 200,000 euros.

According to reports, investigators are checking that payments correspond with those set out in the Spanish national budget.



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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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