Marbella beaches to have year-round lifesaving devices

Self-reeling tethered harnesses allow members of public to carry out sea rescues with increased safety

A demonstration of a Punto Naranja device installed at a beach in Málaga city

Three of Marbella’s beaches are to be equipped with permanent lifesaving devices that can assist in rescuing swimmers from the water year-round.

The town hall last week announced the plan to install the ‘Punto Naranja’ (Orange Point) devices, which consist of a large orange box containing a safety harness to be worn by rescuers, with a long tether attached to it that automatically reels them back in to shore once they have reached the swimmer in trouble.

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