Polish man rescued after getting into difficulty swimming at Comino
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A Polish man was rescued this afternoon after getting into difficulty while swimming in the Blue Lagoon, close to the Crystal lagoon in Comino.
Volunteers from the Emergency Response & Rescue Corps (ERRC) attended with the Hydro Ambulance and administered CPR. A spokesperson for the ERRC said that volunteers found no pulse.
The man was transferred to the Gozo General Hospital, and the ERRC said upon arrival “he was found to have a weak pulse.”
The ERRC said in a statement that they had performed two successful rescues of tired swimmers at Comino earlier in the day. The red flag was up at the time indicating rough seas and strong currents, it said.
The ERRC said that swimmers need to be cautious and pay special attention to the signal flags that the ERRC first responders display on a daily basis.
Anybody who requires ERRC response and rescue services are to call on 99000112 and they it said they will be assisted in any way possible.
The ERRC lifeguarding service in Gozo and Comino is possible due to financial support from the Malta Tourist Authority. Support is also being provided by the Ministry for Gozo, Mgarr Marina, Transport Malta, Malta Police, Armed Forces of Malta, and the Civil Protection Department.