Gozo’s Lifeguards treated over 750 casualties this summer

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Gozo's Red Cross Lifeguards treated over 750 casualties this summerThe Gozo Branch of the Malta Red Cross has said it would like to thank the general public for its encouragement and support for the lifeguard services the Red Cross provided at Comino (Blue Lagoon and Santa Marija), and Ramla Bay, Gozo throughout the summer.

Red Cross Lifeguards treated over 750 cases, and the service was available on a daily basis. It was run by a dedicated group of Red Cross lifeguards. Besides the numerous minor injuries treated on the spot, other more serious injuries required transport to the Gozo General Hospital for timely and proper evaluation by a doctor.

The transport of casualties from Comino to Gozo were carried out by the Red Cross’s Hydro Ambulance. This is a specially equipped water rescue boat, equipped with advanced life support systems such as defibrillators, patient monitoring units, etc.

The Red Cross said it would also like to thank the Malta Tourist Authority, The Ministry for Gozo, Gaia, The Malta Police Force, the Good Causes Fund, and the Civil Protection Department for their continued support and co-operation.

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