The beaches of the Es Trenc Natural Park in the Balearic, Islands have signs so that users can indicate their location in the event of an emergency.

Aug 14, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

All the beaches of the Es Trenc-Salobrar de Campos Maritime-Terrestrial Natural Park now have a sectoring system with numbered coloured signs so that beach users have a clear reference of where they are in case they have to call 112 in the event of an emergency.

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At the request of the Directorate General for Emergencies and the Interior, the Natural Park’s management team, with the collaboration of technicians from the Natural Areas Service of the Regional Ministry for the Environment and Territory, has installed a series of numbered coloured signs (in groups of 1 to 5 in different colours) on the beaches of s’Arenal de sa Ràpita, es Murters, s’Arenal d’en Tem, es Trenc, es Peregons and the beach of Raconada de s’Estany or des Marquès: red, orange, yellow, yellow, blue, green and brown) so that beach users who have an emergency can clearly indicate where they are. By indicating to the 112 operators the number and colour of the nearest sign, an ambulance can be sent to the sector of the beach where they are.

The signs have been installed every 200 metres, mostly in front of the dune system cordon, in order not to disturb the dunes and not interfere with their recovery process. In areas where there is a rocky substrate, the use of materials harmful to aquatic organisms, such as silicones, has been rejected.

It should be remembered that this year there have already been 420 serious incidents on the beaches of the Balearic Islands, 24 resulting in death and that it is very important to bear in mind the following advice:

    - Enter the water slowly and respect the digestion time.

    - Do not go far from the coast. Be careful if you use inflatable mattresses or similar.

    - If you feel shivering or cramps, get out of the water immediately.

    - Use caution when entering and leaving the water in rocky areas.

    - Keep an eye on children.