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La Palma urges: “Appoint lifeguards on all beaches” 

La Palma is aiming for a summer without accidents or tragedies on its beaches and is stressing the urgent need for lifeguards.

The plea to keep local people and tourists as safe as possible is being led by the island’s Cabildo.

Councillor for emergencies and citizen participation, Carmen Brito has appealed to municipal officials to hire professionals after meeting with representatives of three of these groups.

“We need a greater degree of urgency and awareness of all the competent administrations, besides appealing to the responsibility of citizens, so that there are no accidents on the beaches of La Palma during the summer,” she stressed.

The councillor held a meeting with representatives of the three entities that provide life-saving services in different parts of the island of La Palma: Jesús David Cabrera, from SOAC La Palma, David Bonilla, from SISEF Canarias, and Borja León, from the Red Cross.