The first deputy mayor and mayor of Playas de Mijas, José Carlos Martín, announced this Tuesday that the rescue and lifeguard service has begun at the same time as Holy Week with a total of 86 troops, as well as the incorporation of life-saving drones for rescues.
The mayor stressed that “we are starting the high season and with it all our services at the highest level. In addition to recovering the beaches in record time after the storm, all the troops are already covering our 14 kilometers of coast to guarantee the safety of the users”.
So, it has already started service carried out by the company ‘Socorrismo Málaga’where they will be daily during this Holy Week and, after it, all the weekends until June to return full time from Monday to Sunday until the end of September, after which it will continue to be held on Saturdays and Sundays in October. Similarly, during every weekend of the year and on holidays, the coast of Mijas has two lifeguards on bicycles who travel along the coastal path.
One of the most outstanding additions from last season that remains for this 2022 is that of the lifesaving drones that serve as support when carrying out a rescue or if a bather is in trouble, as it brings the inflatable vest closer to him for a faster action.
For the execution of the works in a more thorough way, the service has divided the coastline into 53 zones where in the high season lifeguards are deployed daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. who, with rotations and breaks, raises the number of troops to 86.
In this way, the staff is prepared to face any type of event that may occur, since 3 jet skis are added located one in El Charcón, another in La Cala and the other in Playa la Luna to guarantee security throughout the entire length of the municipality. The ambulance is basic life supportwith a nurse and two technicians that also adds to this whole device.
“We have a quality service at the height of the destination of excellence that is Mijas and that allows us to position ourselves at the head of the municipalities that offer, among other segments, ‘sun and beach’ in southern Europe”, pointed out Martín who added that “the quality of the Mijas coast can be seen in many ways and, not in vain, has made the city worthy of 3 blue flags, 9 Q for Quality, an ISO14001 as well as a path and a blue center.