Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Saint Conrad's Festival, part 3

In case you were worried about all those enthusiastic followers of the Madonna drinking too much beer under the hot sun and diving into the water while hundreds of recklessly driven boats manoevered around them, each other and the Madonna herself...fear not! We had lots of "authorities" on hand to keep an eye on things. The photo above shows the Coast Guard going one way, while the Carabinieri go the other.

The craft above is a Red Cross boat, while the photo below shows a Red Cross Rescue jetski.

And in case you got into trouble on dry land, or needed to be hauled out of the water and whisked away to the hospital, the Red Cross Advanced Aid ambulance was also on hand. As far as I know, there were no accidents nor arrests. Nor have I ever heard of any trouble in past years.

6 comments:

angela said...

It's nice to know the authorities are on hand to rescue the Madonna...interesting series.

Per Stromsjo said...

What does that sign say, next to the ambulance? I would expect something along the line "don't go diving just here".

Saretta said...

Exactly Per Stromsjo!!! It says "no swimming"! Ha!

Per Stromsjo said...

Oh well. I forgot to bring my trunks anyhow!

LaGrasta said...

test, test, test from California

babooshka said...

Interesting event. Around the worls you see so many events that are specific to just one area.