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24 years without deceased due to Immersion Syndrome in Águilas !!!]

The result of the effort and commitment decided by the Spanish Red Cross in Águilas and the City Council to convert the municipality's coastline into safe beaches is the closing on Sunday 9 September of the Beaches Coverage Plan (COPLA) 2018 without regretting deaths Immersion Syndrome one more year, which adds up to 24 summer seasons without registering deaths due to this cause.

In fact, the Humanitarian Organization in the city has 40 years with two priority objectives, save lives and care for the environment.

Some objectives that are reflected in the attendance figures with which this Copla 2018 has closed.

In total, 130 Red Cross staff Emergencies among which are, Doctors, Nurses, Employers, Technical Rescuers in Health Emergencies, Operators of Transmissions and Volunteers of Relief and Emergencies and Logistics have carried out 2,735 assistances during the 71 days of validity of the Plan, thanks to the existing Agreement between the City of Águilas and the Spanish Red Cross.

Of these, 1,642 correspond to sanitary assistance of various kinds, both in the First Aid Stalls located on the beaches and in the Base Post of the organization, while the Medical Team has intervened on 76 occasions and the Ambulance of Basic Life Support in 218, figures similar to the year 2017.

For the second year in a row, the number of rescues on the aquiline beaches has decreased for the second year in a row, totaling 67 in 2018, thanks to a constant prevention effort during the Copla Plan surveillance hours, which resulted in the reduction of assistance in all sections.

The only increase in interventions compared to the previous year corresponds to the Adapted Bath for Users with Disabilities with 732 attendances for 554 the previous year, which makes the municipality a benchmark in our Community within the Accessible Beaches Program.

From today September 10 and until next December 31 that ends the year, Copla Plan enters its Low Season as reflected in the Collaboration Agreement with the Aguileño Consistory, counting in this period with a boat and a All Terrain Group of Rapid Intervention in addition to a human team formed by 47 rescuers that can be mobilized on demand of the Emergency and Community Coordination Center of the Community with a response time of 30 minutes for their intervention in the aquiline littoral if necessary.

Source: Cruz Roja Española en Águilas

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