The security device of the beaches of the municipality has intervened so far this summer in more than 30,000 incidents, the majority motivated by breach of ordinances. Despite the number of interventions no serious events have occurred and they have mainly highlighted the coordination between the teams involved in the operation, such as the first aid company, Local Police, Firefighters and Civil Protection.
Jose Eduardo Diaz, responsible for the area, highlighted that: “Our main tool is coordination that, to date, has allowed that there have been no serious cases, which does not prevent us from attending to minor or even greater circumstances every day, for which we continue and will continue working in order to offer a better service every year”.
For its part, Civil protection, has pointed out that to date its volunteers have performed 2,760 hours of service, in addition to the work undertaken prior to the summer season, with important training actions in matters related to the aquatic environment. Carrying out a total of 510 services to contribute to the compliance of the municipal groups, as well as other issues such as the search for minors and adults, the control of jet skis and fishing, health care or assistance for jellyfish stings. Díaz has also highlighted the work of the Underwater Fire Unit, with about 40 interventions, and the developed by the Local Police, whose device includes the presence of 4 quads on the beaches.
Currently the beaches of Marbella have 41 lifeguards on the coast, with two ambulances and an additional third and with the provision of more than 4,300 hours of service. Also this year the first aid company has incorporated a vehicle, type buggy, for the healthcare in remote places and be able to facilitate the transfer of people who require this attention, and a crane that facilitates the mobilization of adapted bathroom users.