We have already passed the equator of summer 2020. A summer marked, like the rest of the year, by the passage of the pandemic and which has been noted in the number of bathers who enjoy our coasts. Despite the restrictions and according to the figures managed by the company responsible for Rescue and Lifeguard services in Mijas (Socorrismo Malaga), in the months of June and July, the Mijas coastline has gone from less to more, with a significantly lower influx of visitors that has gradually increased.

This disparity in the number of bathers between one month and another is clear when the councillor for Beaches in Mijas, José Carlos Martín (C’s) describes the number of incidents that have been attended to during this period. In the month of June “there have been around 800 incidents, although the most prominent have been related to red flag warnings and prevention measures against COVID-19. “45 are incidents that correspond to actions that have involved some kind of rescue”, explained the councillor, and, fortunately, no serious situations have been reported.


Professionals deployed

These have been distributed throughout the entire coastline, but in some areas, there have been more. “The beach most affected as regards the number of incidents in June was that of El Charcón and in July it was the beach of Riviera”, reported Martín.The councillor for Beaches recalled that Mijas has “73 professionals in total deployed along the coast, including lifeguards, security guards and controllers provided by the ‘Junta de Andalucía’ to stop the advance of COVID-19”. This team also carries out special services, such as the coordination of the bathing area adapted for persons with reduced mobility, which has been used these months “by approximately 450 people”.


Source: Mijas semanal