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Marbella drownings spark campaign for full-time lifeguards

Marbella lobbying for full-time lifeguards.
Marbella lobbying for full-time lifeguards. Image by Ashley Buttle / CC BY 2.0

Lifeguards in the Andalucian coastal town of Marbella in Spain are lobbying for the city council to employ them year-round after a tragic incident last week in which three people drowned off one of the city’s beaches. The lifeguards, who at present are only employed during summer months, argue that Marbella – and Andalucia’s other coastal towns – are popular with tourists all year and the region’s beaches need constant surveillance. The recent drownings involved a teacher and two deaf students. Read more: thelocal.es