Three families with 8 children between 6 and 12 years old
(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 09 – Three families, with eight children between 6 and 12 years old, were rescued by three Canine Units of the Italian School of Rescue Dogs yesterday around 4 pm, in the stretch of coast between the free beach called Spiaggia dell ‘Angolo and Lido Altamarea, in Sperlonga. A complex rescue operation that brought back 14 people in total.
The group was about 100 meters from the shore aboard mattresses, dinghies and a surfboard. Due to the sudden swelling of the sea, the swimmers were carried away by the current and could no longer return to the beach. The waves catapulted out of the inflatables some of them who found themselves in great difficulty and started screaming for help.
The alarm was raised by a girl who reached the Sics station about a hundred meters away. The 4-year-old labradors Eros, 7-year-old Mya and 5-year-old Mira intervened to help, and they made several trips to bring everyone back safely to the shore. The long and complex surgery lasted 20 minutes. Attending the rescue operations with bated breath were about 400 people who gathered on the beach and welcomed the four-legged lifeguards with applause and words of gratitude.
Thanks also came from the mayor of Sperlonga, Armando Cusani: “Congratulations to these four-legged heroes and their conductors for this complex operation. I am increasingly convinced that the choice of the municipal administration to implement the safety of bathers thanks to the presence of lifeguard dogs, it was the right choice. And this intervention on a particularly crowded stretch of beach confirms it “. (HANDLE).