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British tourist, 57, is saved from drowning after ‘suffering a panic attack’ in the sea off Spain’s Mallorca

A BRITISH tourist has been saved from drowning on a popular beach in Spain’s Mallorca.  A heroic lifeguard rescued the 57-year-old Englishman after seeing the...

Eight people drown in Spain in the space of just 24 hours

EIGHT people drowned in Spain this week in the space of just 24 hours, raising alarms that this year could be a particularly black...

Lifeguard injured after watchtower crumbles in Spain’s Malaga

A YOUNG 18-year-old male lifeguard from the Torrox beach lifeguard service has been injured after suffering a three-metre fall when a watchtower on the...

Three drown in same day in waters off Spain’s Catalan coast

THREE men drowned on Saturday while swimming off the Catalan coast, despite the incidents taking place on beaches where lifeguards were present.  One of the...

Praise for lifeguard service in Spain’s Torremolinos which ends summer season with zero casualties reported

TORREMOLINOS sees out the summer high season with zero fatal swimming-related incidents, despite record tourist numbers. According to the National Drowning Report (INA), between January...

WATCH: Pioneering lifeguard drone saves 14-year-old from drowning off beach in Spain’s Valencia

A pioneering lifeguard drone being used to patrol beaches in the Valencia regions has saved a 14-year-old from drowning. A video shows how the boy...

Boy drowns in swimming pool after getting hand sucked into uncovered drain on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A seven-year-old boy drowned in a public swimming pool in the Cabo de las Huertas area of Alicante on Wednesday after getting his hand...

Police probe Costa Blanca lifeguard for making lewd sexual video while working on a beach in Spain

A lifeguard is being investigated by Benidorm's Policia Nacional over inappropriate lewd behaviour at Calpe's Arenal-Bol beach. The man was in the surveillance chair observing...

Lifeguard drones to patrol beaches in Spain’s Mijas

MIJAS beach will join other Costa del Sol resorts in using drone lifeguards this summer to patrol beaches and aid troubled bathers. The start of...

Lifeguard service and improved facilities resume in time for high season on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA beaches will have their lifeguard and rescue services resume this Saturday, June 5, just in time for the pending summer season. With lockdown...

Beach lifeguard on Spain’s Costa Blanca admitted to hospital with suspected COVID-19

A 20-YEAR-OLD beach lifeguard working in the Dénia area has been admitted to Dénia Hospital's ICU on suspicion of having contracted the coronavirus. Four other...

Gibraltar Government urges extra care at beaches while COVID cases rise

There are not enough fully-trained lifeguards to start taking care of the beaches, said the Chief Minister after a few sea rescues in recent days.

Lifeguard spots two-metre-long jellyfish swimming among tourists on Spain’s Costa del Sol

The creature was then allowed to move freely, before it returned to deeper waters

Drowning child saved by three lifeguards in Marbella

More than 100 people lined the Playa de Cable this evening as a 10-year-old was sucked under the waves

Chased by men with machetes in Mexico, mugged in Peru and arrested in Iran for taking a selfie, Spaniard...

Quitting his job as a lifeguard, Malagueno Dean totted up 33,000 kms documenting climate change as he went

MUCH longer Marbella lifeguard season after drownings and Olive Press campaign

Lifeguards will be on the beaches full time from March 20 this year until the end of September

Shark sightings close four Spanish beaches

Four beaches were closed after lifeguards spotted blue sharks in the water in Catalunya

SPANISH HOLIDAY WARNING: The cost of guarding lives – how Spain’s Costa del Sol might be found lacking

With the Costa del Sol's 320-days-a-year of sun, are just 90 days of lifeguard duty on beaches enough? As Marbella mourns the tragic drowning of three people, Iona Napier finds some leading hoteliers unhappy with Spain's beach safety

Call for action in Marbella

The quick-thinking and bravery of British nurse Zatysha Charlemagne and two other holidaymakers may have saved the life of one stranded tourist in Marbella

Spain’s first canine lifeguard hits Murcia beaches

Bruno the Newfoundland can haul more than a ton in the water




Spanish priest is removed from his Costa Blanca parish for calling Pope Francis a ‘heretic’

THE bishop of the Orihuela-Alicante diocese has suspended San Isidro's parish priest for branding Pope Francis a 'heretic'. Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla took the tough...


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