Lifeguards from the company Ambumar working the beaches of Orihuela this summer have assisted 677 times in the month of July, informed Councillor Luisa Boné.
Most of these have been for medical treatment or rescuing swimmers.
Ambumar has a team of 40 people working in the municipality, including lifeguards, nurses, drivers, etc.
The medical treatment they gave was mostly for jellyfish stings (222), sunburn, grazes and sea urchin spikes (33), etc.
They have only had to make 11 rescues, 7 of which were at Cala Capitán because people had swam out to the Isla del Carmen even though it is cordoned off and then they struggled to get back again. The other rescues were at Cala Bosque (1), Cala Cerrada (2) and Cala Estaca (1).
The beach with the most incidents has been Cala Bosque (105) and the one with the least has been Cala Cerrada (28) – both of which are in La Zenia.
For the rest it was a quiet month despite the large number of swimmers who have enjoyed Orihuela’s beaches so far this summer, especially at the weekends.