15 Apr, 2024 @ 11:13
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Ruff to the rescue: A beach on Spain’s Costa del Sol will introduce specially trained DOG lifeguards this summer

VELEZ-Malaga will soon have dog lifeguards specially trained in water rescue. 

Courageous canines to the rescue Photo: GRESCAN/Facebook

The project is a collaboration between the local council and the Asociación de Rescate Acuático Canino (Association for Canine Water Rescue).

Dogs are trained to save swimmers in peril and transport flotation devices. 

They provide vital support for human lifeguards, using their sense of smell to locate people in areas where human vision is limited or where victims have been dragged under water. 

The furry friends will wear special life jackets so they can be easily identified.

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Yzabelle Bostyn

After spending much of her childhood in Andalucia and adulthood between Barcelona and Latin America, Yzabelle has settled in the Costa del Sol to put her NCTJ & Journalism Masters to good use. She is particularly interested in travel, vegan food and has been leading the Olive Press Nolotil campaign. Have a story? email [email protected]

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