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Civil Protection rescue two canoeists in the Mar Menor (28/04/2009)

Civil Protection coordinated Cartagena on the afternoon of Monday, the rescue of two canoeists, JPH and JCS, who poured into the area between Punta Brava and Isla de la Perdiguera and were washed away and the tide pushed them toward La Manga.

Jumped off a warning notice on the terminal 112 to 18.15 hours, leading to send six members of Civil Protection Cartagena, with a rapid response vehicle, two jet skis and a quad, also activated Craft Carthago I saved and a Civil Protection vessel San Javier and a helicopter from the general direction, although the search was fruitless.

Finally, one of the injured managed to escape by swimming from the sea in the area of Punta Brava, and notify 112 of your partner was still in the water and was equipped with life jackets.

After several sweeps, the helicopter located the two canoeing semi hollow, but not the missing canoeist, who was found after 3 hours of tracking rescue watercraft near Perdiguera Island on its western side.

Once rescued, he was transferred to Punta Brava, where he was treated along with the other canoeist to avoid the symptoms of hypothermia.

The emergency ended on 22.30 hours.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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