Drones at the double to stop drownings

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THIS summer’s rescue drone service to help lifeguards prevent people from drowning in the sea was presented in Orihuela Costa on Friday.

Following a press event at the new emergency services centre, there was a demonstration of the drones in action on the beach at Playa Flamenca.

Regional councillor for the interior, Gabriela Bravo was joined by dignitaries including Orihuela mayoress Carolina Gracia and Guardamar del Segura mayor José Luis Sáez, amongst others.

The regional government has doubled the number of these devices that were made available for the first time last year, from 10 to 20.

In Alicante province, they have been distributed to eight town halls – Orihuela, Altea, Benidorm, Denia, Santa Pola, Jávea, Guardamar del Segura and El Campello; as well as Gandia and five others in Valencia, and six more in Castellón.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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