Monday 19th September 2022 · Mike Smith
Source: Ajuntament de Xàbia
The support services on Xàbia beaches – lifeguard assistance and rescue, first aid and land medical transport services – has moved to a mid-season schedule.
The responsible councillor, Toni Miragall, explained that the daily lifeguard service will continue on the popular Platja del Arenal whilst the beaches of La Grava and La Granadella will be covered by lifeguards only during the weekends. On all three beaches, lifeguards will be on duty between 11.00am and 7.00pm and the service will continue on the Platja del Arenal on specific days – weekends and bank holidays – until Wednesday 12th October, the Fiesta Nacional de España.
The lifeguard service consists of various aid stations based on the beaches which report any dangerous situation, ensure the safety of beach users, and assist anyone in need, transferring them to the nearest hospital if necessary.
The beaches of Xàbia are a natural environment which receives a large influx of people, especially during the summer months. This makes the prevention, rescue and first aid service a fundamental task to meet critical situations that pose a serious and immediate danger of life.
The councillor added that the use of the beaches is more seasonally adjusted than ever and, for this reason, when the last contract to provide the lifeguard service was put out to tender, the schedule of active service was increased.