Life-saving drone rescue service ditched in Alicante


The beach drone initiative – credited with saving 13 lives in two years in the Valencia region – has been scrapped by town halls in Alicante province.

The life-saving drones were operated from the shore and able to drop a lifejacket to swimmers experiencing difficulties.

However, after two years of funding from Valencia, this summer the cost was due to pass to town halls – and only one local authority, Sagunto in Valencia province, decided to continue.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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