Rescuers want fines for reckless swimmers

Some beaches in Spain already contemplating fines ranging from 300 to 3,000 euros for those who ignore the warnings of the lifeguards.

Image El Digital Sur

Image El Digital Sur

The rescue services are demanding harsher treatment and feel there should be the possibility of fining those who violate the bathing warning signs by being irresponsible.

Rescuers on the Canary Islands are overwhelmed. The recklessness of bathers who ignore the strong waves and red flags has triggered a number of accidents this year, already about 500 including several deaths by drowning, and has opened the debate on the need of reinforcing security on beaches.

 

For more info on Tenerife read the Red Queen Musings everyone’s favourite Tenerife Blog
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