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The humanitarian group accomplished its mission during the vacation season by sending it’s lifeguard personel to the beaches and aquatic tourist center to help in case of emergencies.
388 cases were pacients with diffent circumstancial injuries, some including 6 gunshot injuries, 19 stabbings, 17 burned, 19 with fractures, 24 intoxicated, 45 with multiple traumas, and 45 patients resulting from traffic accidents.
CDS had also sent lifeguards to various beaches and tourist centers to help in case the summer time vacationers are in need of assisstance.
These lifeguards performed 212 water rescues, both simple and deep, at times using beach boats in order to save national and international tourists that were about to lose their lives by being swept away by the current.
CDS also participated in the search for 12 lost national tourists around the base of San Salvador volcano. They were rescued by CDS with the assistance of other SAR institutions. EMS personel also collaborated in putting out some structure and forest fires.
Doctors, paramedics and EMTS at CDS posts on primary highways and other important areas, reported 329 consults of which 166 were common illnesses, 60 small surgeries, and 32 pregnancies, the latter of which were quickly rushed to the closest hospitals.
CDS is thankful for the community self-volunteers, and private business that offered their support so that the humanitarian operations during Holy Week vacation could be successful.