Day: October 7, 2016

82 rescues and one death on Torrevieja’s beaches this summer

Out of 2,611 incidents, 55% were stings and 24% bruises, cuts, twists and fractures Councillor Javier Manzanares told a press conference that the lifeguard rescue and first aid service “worked well” on the beaches of Torrevieja this summer. He was accompanied by Eduardo González, the manager of the Alicante and Murcia Projects Office of the company Eulen, which had been awarded the service as part of a temporary joint venture with two other companies. According to the data given, over the summer there were a total of 82 rescues, of which 80 were at La Mata beach. It was also explained that there was only one death, which happened on the beach on the Paseo Juan Aparicio at Las Rocas, which was not a drowning but a heart attack. The manager of Eulen informed there were 2,611 incidents, of which 55% were stings, either by jellyfish or weever fish, while the next highest percentage was 24%, which corresponded to bruises, cuts, twists and fractures. The councillor congratulated the company on how well the service had worked after a start that was “hard and not without problems”. González assured they had invested €90,000 to provide the service, which required them to provide 60 lifeguards from July 6th to August 31st and 35 from September 1st-15th. The new season will begin with Easter 2017, when the service will be put on...

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September was hot and dry in Torrevieja

Record temperature was set on the 5th in a month when average was 0.5°C above normal The month of September has been hot and very dry, according to the records of the Mastral Project, which indicate that in Torrevieja the average temperature has been half a degree above what has been typical over the last 30 years. The 5th stood out as an exceptionally hot day with records of 42.9°C in Orihuela, the hottest for the month of September in history. In Torrevieja temperature of 36.5°C was recorded, which is the highest for September since records began. Regarding rain, September was dry with hardly a fifth of the normal amount of rain for the ninth month of the year. However, September was also the end of one of the longest periods of drought, as at the end of the month a total of 7.5 litres per square metre was recorded after 138 consecutive days without significant rain in Torrevieja, the third longest dry spell in its history. At the level of the Valencian Community, according to data from the State Meteorology Agency (AEMET) September has been very hot and dry with an average temperature half a degree above the period of reference and a total precipitation that was just over half the average. October has started with stable weather and gentle temperatures. Probably over the weekend there will be...

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Spanish Beach Tennis Championship in Orihuela this weekend

National tournament in Campoamor will bring 400 people to the municipality The Mapfre Beach Tennis Championship of Spain will be held at La Glea beach in Campoamor, Orihuela Costa this weekend, announced Mayor Emilio Bascuñana and Councillors Sofía Álvarez and Dámaso Aparicio. The Orihuela coast “will again be the stage for a big event that puts our city on the sporting map at a national level”, assured Bascuñana. A total of 89 pairs will compete on seven courts from Saturday, October 8th “from 9am until sunset and on it will continue on Sunday and the final will be at about midday”, indicated Aparicio, who emphasised that this sport “is on the way up at a European level and this is a chance for Orihuela to have this event”. Álvarez commented that the event “is a great opportunity to keep promoting Orihuela at a national level at the same time as linking our tourism to sport”, as more than 400 people are expected to be staying in Orihuela Costa during the weekend, so it will have “a big impact on promoting tourism in our city”. The mayor also said that the president and vice president of the Spanish Tennis Federation will be attending, as well as the famous tennis player Juan Carlos Ferrero. He encouraged “all local sports fans to come to La Glea and enjoy this...

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Cruise ship coming to Torrevieja on Saturday

600 passengers, mostly Germans, will be stopping off on the way to Ibiza The cruise ship Albatros is expected to drop anchor in Torrevieja this Saturday, October 8th with about 600 passengers on board, most of them Germans.  The boat will be coming from Malaga and after a few hours will depart towards Ibiza, explained Councillor Fanny Serrano. The first passengers will step ashore at about 2pm and she assured everything has been prepared to attend to them properly, “so that they get the best image of our town”. A marquee has been prepared which will be attended by personnel from the Municipal Tourism Office, in the Marina Salinas Port, where the passengers will disembark. Those who want to will receive information about the town and a bag of promotional material, as well as a map with a commercial route designed by the Torrevieja Association of Small and Medium Businesses,...

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Baby found dead in a bin in Pilar

Homeless person made the sad discovery and the child’s parents have been arrested The Guardia Civil have arrested a couple for having put the lifeless body of their recently born daughter in a rubbish container. The baby was discovered at about 11pm on Tuesday by a homeless man who was searching through the bin. He told the Local Police, who informed the medical services and the court. The Guardia Civil then started searching for the mother, as they were concerned for her safety because the remains of the placenta had not been found in the place of the discovery. The Guardia Civil have identified a woman who lives in Pilar de la Horadada, who has two children, as the person who put the already dead body of the baby in the bin. Police sources confirmed to Diario de la Vega that this woman has been located and taken to a medical centre under arrest. The baby, which weighed 6.5 kilos, was found wrapped in a...

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