This service returns to the municipalities of Abarán, Archena, Bullas, Calasparra, Mula and Lorca
The high danger season of the
Copla Plan, with the novelty this year of the recovery of surveillance in
river beaches of the Region. This service, which was not provided since 2008, recovers the presence of lifeguards in six bathing points for the municipalities of Abarán, Archena, Bullas, Calasparra, Mula and Lorca.
The Minister of Transparency, Participation and Public Administration, Antonio Sánchez Lorente, presented this Friday the Copla Fluvial Plan in El Jarral, in Abarán, an event attended by the mayor of the municipality, Jesús Gómez Montiel, the manager of the Murcian Service of Health, Francisco José Ponce, and the general director of Emergencies, Antonio Luis Mula.
Sánchez Lorente stressed “the importance of recovering this service, because in the Region of Murcia we have some very beautiful places, beautiful river beaches with great scenic beauty. Many people come here to bathe, many families who like to enjoy nature. Also people who enjoy sports, both for the descent of the Segura and for the walking routes around the river. Without a doubt, this service will give more security and tranquility to all bathers »
beaches that will have surveillance They are: El Jarral, in Abarán; Archena beach; the Salto del Usero in Bullas; the Embarcadero beach in Calasparra; Caputa Fountain in Mula and Coy Beach in Lorca. All of them will have daily surveillance in July and August, except Archena Playa, which will have the service on Thursdays, Fridays, and weekends in the months of high danger of the Plan.
Sánchez Lorente also warned of the “importance of bathing only in the places authorized for it and looking for the beaches that have this surveillance service, avoid jumping from rocks and ledges and be very careful with currents and eddies.” The Copla Plan has
a budget of 852,756 euros. Of these, 615,756 are to subsidize coastal town councils for the surveillance and rescue device on maritime beaches (82) and 25,000 euros to subsidize surveillance at inland water bathing points (6).
Civil Protection, the Spanish Red Cross, Maritime Rescue and the Murcian Health Service also participate in the Copla Plan, which this year also reinforces the emergency service with
one more assistance vehicle than last year, 33 in total, and 49 professionals, 11 more than in the previous year.