Lifeguard injured as eight bathers rescued on a Marbella beach

The rescue in progress.
The rescue in progress. / SUR
  • The group, which included five children, was trapped by the strong currents in a rocky area of Cabopino beach

Eight bathers, including five children, were rescued on a beach in Marbella at the weekend, after they became trapped in a rocky area by strong currents.

Municipal lifeguards on Cabopino beach spotted the group in difficulties at around 11.40am on Saturday morning, 7 August.

Two lifeguards, employed by Socorrismo Malaga, entered the sea, while a third stayed on land to help get the bathers out of the water, helped by a member of the public.

Some of the rescued bathers suffered cuts and bruises and one of the lifeguards required treatment at the Costa del Sol Hospital, before being discharged.