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Costa Cálida News & Information

Woman arrested for 'drowning' prank
Society Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Woman arrested for 'drowning' prank

A YOUNG woman who faked her own drowning off a Mar Menor beach as a 'practical joke' has been arrested and may face a hefty fine. Two lifeguards jumped into the sea, a speedboat was sent out, and a quad and an...

Facebook saves suicide victim's life
Tech & Science Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Facebook saves suicide victim's life

A YOUNG woman based in Madrid saved the life of her suicidal mother hundreds of kilometres away in the Region of Murcia – thanks to Facebook. The victim, said to be aged between 45 and 50 and living in La Unión, had...

Boat with five dead African migrants found off Murcia coast
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...

Explosive device found on Mar Menor beach
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,...

‘Trapped’ shark on Mazarrón beach released out to sea
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...

Coastguard rescues 130 migrants on dinghies in one day
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...

Pilot killed in light aircraft crash in Murcia
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...

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