One of the jet skis available to the Marbella beach safety service. / JOSELE

Marbella's beach safety teams respond to more than 30,000 incidents this year

The town's beach surveillance and rescue services have monitored its 27 kilometres of the Costa del Sol this summer

SANTIAGO G.M.

The beach safety and security service put in place by Marbella town hall for the town's 27-kilometres of beaches this summer has responded to more than 30,000 incidents - mainly for non-compliance with regulations.

Local Police officers, Civil Protection volunteers, firefighters and the lifeguard and first aid company, hired by the council, form the service that was put in place for the Marbella beaches this year.

The lifeguard and first aid service, costing 2,300,000 euros, with an agreement signed for a two-year period – and with an option for a third – saw 41 lifeguards deployed watching over the beaches and bathers for some than 4,300 hours in total.

The two councillors responsible for security and beaches in the town, highlighted the good work of the safety and security groups – especially, as at peak times, there can be 100,000 bathers on Marbella's beaches.