Man hospitalised after being rescued at sea in Comino

A 32-year-old Polish man was conveyed to Gozo General Hospital after experiencing difficulties while swimming in Comino this afternoon

The man had been swimming close to the Crystal lagoon when he experienced difficulty
The man had been swimming close to the Crystal lagoon when he experienced difficulty

A 32-year-old Polish man was conveyed to Gozo General Hospital after experiencing difficulties while swimming in Comino this afternoon.

According to police, the incident took place at about 1:00pm, and the victim had been brought to shore by means of a helicopter in order to receive medical treatment.

The Gozo-based voluntary organisation Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (ERRC) said the man had been swimming close to the Crystal lagoon when he experienced difficulty.

The swimmer was approached and assisted by the ERRC Hydro Ambulance and administered CPR.

Noting that two other successful rescues were performed today day as two tired swimmers were assisted, ERRC cautioned swimmers not to ignore the red warning flags, indicating rough sea and strong currents.

“Swimmers need to be cautious and pay special attention to the signal flags that the ERRC first responders display on a daily basis,” the organisation said in a statement.

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