A MARBELLA beach which was the site of a tragic drowning is the first in Spain to acquire some innovative life-saving equipment.Manilva beach

Marbella town hall has installed the SOS-Orange system on Playa La Venus which will make life-guarding much safer.

It consists of a buoyancy aid on a 300m cord which can be attached to the lifeguard or anyone looking to perform a rescue.

The system also notifies emergency services once activated.

The news comes after three Turkish tourists drowned while swimming at La Venus beach last month.

Click here to read the Olive Press’ in-depth feature which demystifies life-guarding on the Costa del Sol.