Man dies after getting into difficulties swmimming at Ramla

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Man dies after getting into difficulties swmimming at RamlaGozo’s Emergency Response and Rescue Corps said that a man died at Ramla Bay earlier this evening after finding himself in difficulties while swimming.

The ERRC were first alerted to the incident at around 6.00pm this evening.

The man. was aged 42 and from Xaghra. His body was taken ashore by a lifeguard of the ERRC, who gave him basic life support, but tragically without success. The Lifeguards were assisted at the scene by the Police Force, paramedics of the Gozo General Hospital and members of the Civil Protection Department who were all quickly on site.

The Emergency Response and Rescue Corps has expressed its deep condolences to the relatives of the victim.

The Corps run the lifeguard service on a daily basis at Ramla. The service is possible due to financial support from the Malta Tourist Authority. Support is also being provided by the Ministry for Gozo – ECO Gozo, Transport Malta and the Civil Protection Department.

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    1. Walter Sultana says:

      First of all, I like to offer our Condolences to his family. We heard about this Yesterday, and I was shocked with the News .. Me too I was in big problem few years ago at the same Beach. But I was on Xaghra Side. I was in the water by myself ,and all of a sudden the Water started to pull me out, from the shores, and because I am a good swimmer I thought I will fight it by myself, But I was losing the battle, and I was going farther out at sea, I was getting tired, and it was a good thing that my Brother in Law LOUIS ZAMMIT Gave the Signal to my Son Frank and my other friends that were sitting on the beach,T hey rushed to me and started to Pushing me in. Finally I made it to Shore with their Help.

      I would like to Thank again to Louis Zammit, and all my friends that came out to Save me .. . People should PAY MORE attention FOR the FLAGS they have flying near the LIFE GUARDS ..These things can happen so EASY When you are having FUN.

      Walter From Xaghra. Living in Mississauga Ontario Canada.

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