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Costa Cálida News & Information

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Boat with five dead African migrants found off Murcia coast

A RAFT with the bodies of five sub-Saharan African migrants has been found off the coast of Cartagena (Murcia). They were discovered by a merchant ship, the , the crew of which called the coastguard. The ship was told...

Crime/Incidents Sun, May 21, 2017

Explosive device found on Mar Menor beach

EXPLOSIVES experts have detonated a phosphorus flare found by a man catching the rays on Estacio beach in La Manga del Mar Menor (Murcia). He contacted the Guardia Civil when he saw what looked like a bomb on the sand,...

Environment Tue, Aug 16, 2016

‘Trapped’ shark on Mazarrón beach released out to sea

EMERGENCY services have released a shark into the sea after it became stuck on Mazarrón’s Bolnuevo beach. They managed to free the creature – a , or ‘blue shark’ – after it was washed ashore and unable to get...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Aug 1, 2016

Coastguard rescues 130 migrants on dinghies in one day

RED Cross and Coastguard workers rescued a total of 130 would-be migrants entering Spain's Mediterranean shores on Sunday alone. Jerry-built, overcrowded dinghies were spotted near Alborán Island, exactly halfway...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Pilot killed in light aircraft crash in Murcia

A 51-YEAR-OLD man has died after his light aircraft crashed near the San Javier air-strip near Cartagena (Murcia). His plane fell out of the sky at exactly 20.31hrs last night (Friday) near the rubbish tip close to the...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jan 7, 2016

Septuagenarian windsurfers rescued off La Manga

Two windsurfers aged 77 and 70 respectively were rescued off the coast of La Manga in Mar Menor (Cartagena) on Thursday. They were windsurfing in the Cala del Pino area of Mar Menor when they got into difficulties...

Travel/Tourism Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Food poisoning strikes 60 cruise passengers on different...

OVER 30 tourists on a mini-cruise in the Murcia area have come down with severe upset stomachs at the same time, leading trip organisers to suspect they had been infected by the food served on board. Emergency services...