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Los Gigantes Beach

Posted by dolly diver on December 2, 2009
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In a surprising new development, the Mayor of Santiago del Teide has changed his statement regarding the warning tape on the beach at Los Gigantes.
Immediately after the tragic events of Sunday November 1st, Mayor Gorrín appeared adamant, in statements made to the media that the area where the massive rock fall occurred, had been cordoned off. Now, in testimony given at the official Guardia Civil enquiry, taking place at District Court Number Three, in Arona, Mayor Gorrín has done a complete about-turn.
Under questioning, Mayor Gorrín said that he does not know for certain if there was warning tape cordoning off the area, only that he was told so by the lifeguard on duty on that fateful day
The mayor said he had also been informed of the smaller rock fall, which took place on October 2, by the local chief of police. Gorrín said he was told that the area had, at that time, been provisionally cordoned off with plastic warning tape attached to steel poles.
Mayor Gorrín also told the court that at no time did the Department of Coasts, or experts from the municipal engineering department, recommend closing the beach prior to the accident.
According to the mayor`s testimony, he was advised by the councillor responsible three days later that a more permanent warning had been put in place.

Improvements to beach at Puerto Santiago

Posted by dolly diver on April 11, 2008
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Puerto Santiago Beach

The mayor of Santiago del Teide and Island officials visited the beach area in Puerto Santiago, earlier this week, with a view to renovate the location.

Meetings are now in progress to decide on the feasibility of modernising the walkways, seating areas and gardens.

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