Friday, 19 August 2011

Fine for Irresponsible Swimming in Coma-Ruga

Earlier this year - and in reponse to three deadly accidents so far this summer - the town council (ajuntament) of el Vendrell (Baix Penedès) decided to forbid swimming close to the breakwater of Coma-Ruga. The small area where swimmers are not allowed is clearly indicated with signs.

This week, an 80-year old man ignored this and then refused to follow instructions from the local police who tried to get him out of the water. As a result, the man will be now face a penal fine for disobeying the police and an administrative one for not respecting local regulations.

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Read more in Catalan: El Punt / Avui

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