Local Police agents imposed 88 fines on people for drinking in the street and 43 for failing to comply with security measures against Covid-19
The recklessness and negligence when bathing on the beaches are behind most of the rescues carried out by lifeguards last July. Only during that period of time, Civil Protection workers and volunteers took 102 people out of the sea and helped another 72 out of the sea. In addition, according to the statistics prepared by the Cartagena City Council regarding the surveillance of the beaches located in the municipality , also had to help seven boats.
In addition to these rescue tasks, the municipal personnel assigned to the service carried out 2,177 cures and first aid. The majority, 1,139, were related to allergies due to contact with jellyfish and other animals. There were also requests for help from bathers for injuries of various kinds, 388 in total. Another 481 people were treated for bites.
According to the data provided to LA VERDAD by the Councilor for Citizen Security, Juan Pedro Torralba, there were also 7,625 social services attentions, in addition to another five due to immersion syndromes, of which four were rescued alive.
As reflected in the report prepared by Civil Protection, during last July the beaches of the municipality reflected a higher occupation than in previous years, especially in Cala del Pino, Galúa, las Sirenas, Entremares, Levante, Cala Reona, Cala Cortina, El Portús and Isla Plana, with a full accumulated capacity of 62 hours.
On the other hand, the Local Police agents carried out eight static controls in July to detect possible breaches of the prevention measures against Covid-19, in addition to another 18 to ensure that traffic regulations were met. In them, they detected 43 infractions of the measures against Covid, 88 of the ordinance that prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the street, 53 of the Citizen Security law, 22 of the noise ordinance, 10 of street vending, 8 of the beach ordinance and 6 of that of watchmen.