RUBYS GOLF V’S CLAPTONS

Inter challenge cup

Our latest venture took us to the evergreen and great course, Alenda, where we played a challenge match against Claptons.
26 players attended, with 3 four balls from each team competing for the challenge trophy, which was kindly donated by Bill Martin…

LIFEGUARDS CRITICISE IRRESPONSIBLE BATHERS

Despite the red flags bathers still plunged into the sea

Despite the red flags bathers still plunged into the sea

Almost forty people had to be pulled out of the sea at La Mata beach on Friday and Saturday as a result of strong easterly winds and treacherous currents.

A combination of the two factors caused a heavy swell on one of the busiest local beaches which saw the authorities raising the red flag.

However the measure still failed to prevent hundreds of swimmers plunging into the sea, to the frustration of local lifeguards, requiring at least 37 bathers needing their assistance as they worked overtime to ensure there were no fatalities.

One lifeguard said that their warnings proved absolutely useless as they were totally ignored. He said that his colleagues blew whistles, shouted and screamed at some bathers but they paid no heed.

He said that they come on holiday from the towns and the cities and down to the coast and they are interested in nothing other than running into the sea.

They do not respect the dangers that they are placing themselves in, particularly when the conditions are as bad as they were on those two days. Not only are they risking their own lives but they are also putting the lives of the lifeguards and of the emergency services at risk.

A local resident said “They are the same whoever they are and wherever they are from. I have been relaxing on this beach for over 10 years, and every year it is exactly the same. It is a very dangerous beach, where the situation is repeated continually, whenever we have a strong easterly wind. “

“At least one man, who repeatedly ignored the red flag, as well as warnings from the authorities was arrested by the Policia Locale, but as soon as he had been dealt with he was back again and doing exactly the same” he concluded.

“What we need at such times are more Police actually paying more attention to what goes on at this beach. I could see two of them standing around guarding turtle eggs while the lifeguards were pulling swimmers out of the sea, and they did nothing. Perhaps we need them to become more involved.”

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FORUM GOLF SOCIETY

Bob Vincent

It had to happen eventually. Spurred on no doubt by wife Sandra’s impressive win in Forum’s last individual competition, this time it was the turn of Bob Vincent to ease to a very convincing victory with 39 points in an individual stableford at Aguilo…

COASTAL RESIDENTS DENOUNCE ORIHUELA COUNCIL

A municipal worker does his best to clean up in Campoamor

Coastal residents, in particular those living in Cabo Roig, Aguamarina and the Dehesa de Campoamor urbanizations say they are disgusted at the state that their neighbourhoods are being left in by unruly and increasingly noisy visitors who are now comin…

BABY DEATH BLAMED ON AMBULANCE DELAY

Martinez said all indications are that the ambulance was attending another emergency at the time, which would explain the delay in getting to the Altabix health centre

Martinez said all indications are that the ambulance was attending another emergency at the time, which would explain the delay in getting to the Altabix health centre

A three month old baby died last Monday in Elche in the Altabix health centre, where it was taken by it’s grandmother after failing to respond following feeding by a bottle.

Staff at the centre say that on realising the seriousness of the case they immediately called the Center for Information and Emergency Coordination (CICU) requesting a Samu ambulancebut according to the Councillor for Health, Cristina Martinez, it took 20 minutes to arrive, which she described as “unacceptable”.

Medical Centre staff say that the child failed to respond to treatment and their attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.

According to municipal sources, the causes of death have yet to be determined, but a heart defect would seem to be the most likely cause as the baby had already been treated for a similar complaint in the Hospital La Fe de Valencia.

The baby’s parents, both nationals of Ecuador, were said to be at work at the time of the baby’s death.
The councillor for health said that, at the time of the incident there was only one of the better equipped SAMU ambulance available in the city with a second ambulance moved earlier in July to Santa Pola. She called for at least two SAMU ambulances carrying life support equipment to be permanently based in Elche, 365 days a year.

However Martinez said all indications are that the ambulance was attending another emergency at the time, which would explain the delay in getting to the Altabix health centre.

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