Tag: Santa Pola

Gang of Hi-Tech Car Thieves Arrested in Santa Pola After Seven-Month Police Investigation

A hi-tech gang that used electronic gear to rob cars across Alicante Province has been broken up by the National Police, with Russian and Ukrainian nationals arrested in the Santa Pola area. The operation against the crooks, aged between their mid-twenties and mid-fifties, started last September, after multiple reports of property being stolen from cars, including incidents

Yankee Bomb


A boat off the coast of Santa Pola recently came across an anti-submarine missile as it was doing some seabed cleaning. The Guardia Civil’s bomb squad was drafted in from Alicante, but fortunately the American-made device, which would have been dropped by an aircraft, was not active.

Santa Pola Fire Extinguished

A forest fire which took hold in the Salinas de Santa Pola on Wednesday was finally brought under control at 18:30, but not before it had destroyed almost a hectare of shrub land. Two amphibious planes, a helicopter and numerous ground crews battled the flames which followed on from a similar incident in Guardamar dunes […]

Critical Ambulance Delay

A three month old baby died on Monday at the Altabix health centre in Elche, with many people blaming the 20 minute wait for an emergency ambulance as a contributing factor in the death. The baby had suffered heart problems and was in a serious condition at the clinic prompting calls for the paramedics to […]

Santa Pola Paraglider Death

A paraglider died on Sunday after an incident whilst jumping from the cliff top at Santa Pola lighthouse. A rescue helicopter from the provincial fire consortium attended to render assistance to the man, but there was nothing that could be done to save his life. Santa Pola lighthouse is one of the principal locations for […]

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