Over 100 swimmers rescued at Blue Lagoon because of rip currents
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The Emergency Response & Rescue Corps (ERRC) has said that today, over a hundred swimmers had to be rescued who had been taken by surprise when they were dragged by rip currents at the Blue Lagoon, with two rescue boats deployed to ensure the safety of all swimmers.
In a joint statement, the ERRC together with the Malta Tourism Association, reassured the public that swimming at the Blue Lagoon “is safe as long as they abide by the safety swimming procedures within the designated swimming zone.”
They appealed to the public to respect the signal flags that the ERRC sets every day and keeps up-to-date all through the day.
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.