The rescue and lifeguard service that monitors the coast of Mijas has recorded a total of 8,000 incidents on the local beaches during the month of July, of which 50% occurred for not respecting municipal ordinances, as announced on Tuesday by the councilor for the branch, José Carlos Martín.

The mayor has shown “satisfied and proud” of the work that is being done “not only by the lifeguards, but also by the entire team”, a task “that ensures that each incident that occurs on our beaches is perfectly coordinated and attended to, which means that sunbathers sit back and be safe”.

Regarding the number of incidents, in the past month of July a total of 7,722 were registered, “of which the majority, 3,890, reaching almost 50 percent of those registered, occurred because municipal ordinances are not followed”. Thus, among these infractions, the one of taking dogs to the beaches stands out “which during the 4 summer months are prohibited from using them, although during the remaining 8 months of the year they can be on the coast”, the mayor recalled.

Second, the number of health incidents, which in July rose to 814“of which must be outline four serious emergencies in which, thanks to the quick actions of the lifeguards, no human losses have to be regretted”. In fact, José Carlos Martín has assured that a follow-up has been carried out “to check how they evolved and we are very satisfied that they did not lead to major consequences”.

Other less serious incidents, but which occur every summer are jellyfish stingswhich “within these health actions account for 80 percent with 1,432 jellyfish stings during July.”

Finally, the councilor has offered data on the adapted and accessible bathing area for people with functional diversity from Mijas who are on the beaches of El Torreón, El Bombo, Riviera and La Luna, and who have welcomed them during July “to 669 userswhich shows that it is an important measure, and that it has become one of the star services offered by our town”, he concluded.

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