Tagged: Santa Pola

Car Thieves Tracked Down and Charged with 30 Offences

Two Algerian men wanted for a string of offences in Elche, Torrevieja, and Murcia, have been picked up the Guardia Civil for being involved in stealing from 20 cars parked up on industrial estates in the Crevillente area over the last three months. Officers found it difficult to track the thieves (aged 31 and 33) down


Roller Blading Child Killed by Truck

A 16-year old child was killed on Wednesday, struck by a truck on the N-332 road at Santa Pola. The incident occurred at around 16:30 near to the Rocas Blancas hotel, a notoriously dangerous location of the N-332, when the Read More …


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 and Torrevieja Researching Dog-Friendly Beaches

Both Santa Pola and Torrevieja town halls have announced plans to investigate the possibility of allowing dogs onto the beach in selected areas. Playa La Cuartel and Playa de la Gola are the first options for Santa Pola, whereas in Torrevieja a beach in La Mata is under scrutiny. Currently, El Campello has the only […]

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 […]