Melenara beach closes after the presence of a shark

Melenara beach closes after the presence of a shark
Melenara beach closes after the presence of a shark

This Sunday the prevention protocol had to be activated due to a new sighting of a shark closer to the coast than normal

Inform. Yeray Sosa / Zaida García

The Departments of Beaches and Citizen Security of Telde (Gran Canaria) have once again activated the prevention protocol in the event of the sighting of a shark measuring about three meters near the coast, closing the coves of Melenara and Salinetas.

Images from the Telde Local Police.

According to the City Council, after noon this Sunday, the Local Police Drone Unit has located the animal that on Saturday came closer than normal to the city ​​coast.

Surveillance work

The police team, coordinated with Civil and Proactive Protection They began working early this Sunday to monitor the waters, in order to maintain the safety of users of the municipality’s beaches.

Likewise, the surveillance work until the situation is resolved.

Citizen Security of Telde

The councils of Beaches and Citizen Security of Telde (Gran Canaria) have reopened this Sunday to the bathroom in Melenara cove after the departure of the shark that approached the coast yesterday Saturday and which forced prohibit bathing.

This has been reported by the City Council, which adds that currently there is no danger for bathers and that Local Police, Civil and Proactive Protection They will work in a coordinated manner during the day to ensure that the animal does not approach again.

Presence of a shark

For its part, this Saturday the prevention protocol upon the sighting of a shark closer than normal to the coast with the raising of the red flag on the beach mast and the evacuation of the water bathers.

However, early this Sunday, members of Proactive checked at 10:00 a.m. that the animal was no longer in the vicinity with a jet ski sweep, assisted by the aerial camera of the drone unit of the Local Police, so the green flag was raised.

San Agustín, closed as a precaution

During Sunday afternoon, several tourists also stated having sighted a shark off the coast of St. Augustine, in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana; Therefore, the beach was closed as a preventive measure.

 
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