Lifeguards suspended due to defecit and rough seas
May 13th, 2015 by admin

As of today May 13, 2015 there are no lifeguards on Cocles Beach.

Rough seas at Cocles today

Rough seas at Cocles today

Although the program has collected over 90,000,000 colones over the last 12 years a deficit of 180,000 colones ($342) in this low season month of May has created a crisis. Normally to reduce the deficit only one lifeguard would remain working but the high seas and strong currents at this moment make it too dangerous for one lifeguard to assume the risk. There will immediately be a drive to collect donations but until some money comes in or the sea conditions relax, we are at the mercy of the merciless sea.

Please help out if you can. Business owners or individuals can contact Eddie or Kitty at La Costa de Papito to pledge or renew their support or view the donation page for details on how to transfer funds. If you’d like to make a one time donation by credit card you can do it here.

2 Responses  
  • Kean Millward writes:
    May 14th, 2015 at 8:46 am

    My brother in law and I were saved in early 2013, i’m now a resident here and will be donating. I wanted to ask if there was a place where each rescue was (or could) be posted. It would make the community aware each and every time someone was pulled out and hopefully remind people of the major service these guys provide for the whole community.

    • admin writes:
      May 14th, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Thanks for the comment and suggestion. I manage Cocles.org but am not involved in the day to day of the program so I do post when I hear something. If you hear something and/or have photos to share feel free to send them my way to info@cocles.org

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