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Update on Los Gigantes Rock Fall

Posted by dolly diver on November 3, 2009
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Following Sundays tragic events on Los Gigantes beach, when two people
lost their lives, the inquest will undoubtedly begin.

In an interview yesterday, Mayor Gorrín expressed his sadness and regret
at the terrible and unexpected events of the day he also said that
from Monday at noon, three days of mourning will begin for the two
dead women, who it seems, just happened to be in the wrong place at
the wrong time.

He also said that there was a project in place, under the direction of
the Department of Coasts, to stabilise that particular area of the
cliff, which had been cordoned off with tape as a precaution, following
a similar, though much smaller rock fall just weeks ago.

Flowers have been laid at the site by businesses owners of the Los
Gigantes marina who are still in shock at the tragic event.

The beach will now remain closed to the public until further notice.

Meetings are taking place, we will bring you more infomation soon.

Defibrillator for Playa Arena beach

Posted by dolly diver on August 4, 2009
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momento_de_entrega_del_desfibriladorPlaya de la Arena beach which has recently been awarded, once again, the Blue Flag of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, now has a semiautomatic external defibrillator.

The ceremony for the defibrillator device was made by Councillor for Tourism, Germán Jiménez, to one of the managers and lifeguards of the beach, Adolfo Garcia.

A semi-automatic defibrillators is a small, lightweight device which allows the trained lifeguard to apply an electric shock to the casualty in a cardiac arrest situation. The device could save a person’s life while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

22nd consecutive year award for Playa Arena beach

Posted by dolly diver on June 3, 2009
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playa-arena-beachPlaya Arena beach will receive its twenty-second consecutive year of ‘Blue Flag Beach “by the Association of Environmental and Consumer Education (ADEAC).

The campaign of 2009 Blue Flag beaches and ports is a recognized symbol that requires compliance with stringent health and environmental levels, the presence of adequate sanitation and waste, as well as rescue services, first aid and lifeguard supervision.

Playa Arena beach is currently 175 meters long and is between 50 and 75 meters wide, has public toilets and showers, good access for people with reduced movement, as well as shops, banks and restaurants very close by.