DROWNING: Most drownings occur on the beach

MORE than 200 people have drowned in Spain this year, according to a recent report by the Spanish Royal Federation for Rescue and Lifesaving.

83 of those deaths happened in July, compared to 32 during July 2014.

Andalucia and Catalunya were the regions with the highest number of drownings in July.

Spain typically sees more than 400 drowning deaths each year, the majority of them happening in areas without lifesaving services.

For more information, follow this link to the Olive Press’ feature abut The Cost of Saving Lives on the Costa del Sol.

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