This morning, a 17-year-old Maltese swimmer, was assisted by lifeguards of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps after jumping from Comino at the Blue Lagoon in Comino. He was treated for spinal injury and transported with Lifesaver 1 to Mgarr Harbour. From there he was then transported to the Gozo General Hospital with an ambulance.
Yesterday afternoon, lifeguards of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps have assisted two persons at Ramla Bay in Gozo. The two victims were a fifty-year-old British and a Maltese in his thirties. Both of them were tired swimmers and were dragged ashore by the lifeguards. The British suffered from near drowning and required urgent intervention to pull him out of the sea.
by Janet King
"My husband Colin King was a Fireman with the London Fire Brigade for over 30 years and since moving to Gozo 2 years ago has become a volunteer Ambulance Driver for the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps of Gozo.
He will be cycling around the 85 Fire Stations of Sicily commencing on Tuesday, the 3rd of September. It will take approx 3-4 weeks to complete and all donations will be going to the ERRC in Gozo. You can see the work the ERRC does by logging in to their website www.errcmalta.com. He already has €983.00 in sponsorship from businesses and friends in Gozo, Malta and the UK.
Yesterday, at around 4.15pm, lifeguards of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps were alerted of an accident involving a 15-year-old suffering from possible spinal injuries. The accident happened after the victim had jumped off a cliff at Comino. The victim was then transported to Imgarr Harbour with Lifesaver I to be transferred to the Gozo General Hospital for further treatment.
Today at around 3.30pm an Italian bather, 25 years, was assisted by the lifeguards of Emergency Response and Rescue Corps stationed at Blue Lagoon in Comino. The victim suffered from back pain after jumping off Cominotto and was transported to Mgarr Harbour to be transferred to the Gozo General Hospital for further treatment.
The lifeguarding service at the Blue Lagoon in Comino is possible due to financial support from the Malta Tourist Authority. Support is also being provided by the Ministry for Gozo, Mgarr Marina, Transport Malta, Police, Armed Forces of Malta, Police and the Civil Protection Department.