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Balance of the Dénia bathing season: Les Rotes is the most "dangerous" beach and Els Molins is the one that required the least interventions

November 16 from 2023 - 12: 59

The councilor of Beaches of the Dénia City Council, Pepe Doménech, together with Eulen, a concessionaire company in the area of ​​Lifeguarding and Surveillance, has carried out an assessment of rescues and assistance on each of the beaches in the municipality during the 2023 summer season, once the bathing season has ended. "The final balance of the beach season is positive, since although there have been more interventions than the previous summer, there have been no drownings or deaths on the beaches of Dénia," explained Pepe Doménech, who highlighted the accessibility promotion and awareness activities.

Accessible beaches

«The beaches of Dénia are committed to making all the necessary resources available to bathers to promote integration, and to make them more accessible to everyone. For years, services have been provided to ensure that users with reduced mobility can enjoy the beach," commented the Beaches mayor. The elements that have been used, according to the report prepared by Eulen, are in addition to the ramps, wider walkways to the seashore, beach wheelchairs, bathing wheelchairs, amphibious crutches and flotation material, as well having qualified support staff.

Attendance at the beaches was much greater than expected, and yet there was a pronounced decrease in adapted bathing attendance during the month of August, compared to those during the month of July, due to the increase in yellow flag status. during this month. From June to September, bathing actions on the beaches have exceeded 809 assisted baths, with the amphibious chair continuing to be the most used material in accessible points, with 680 requests, followed by amphibious crutches, with 110 requests.

The demographic profile of the largest number of people served is men between 50 and 59 years old, and then women between 60 and 69 years old.

Rescue and assist data

The total health actions provided by lifeguards have been 1.178 from June to September, with more than half of the interventions due to jellyfish stings (628). The other interventions by greatest volume are 336 for minor injuries, and 72 for spiderfish bites, with the least common being interventions for respiratory problems, bleeding and burns. The beach of the Routes It is the Dénia beach that had the highest number of interventions, with 33,36% of the total, being the beach of Molins the one that required the least actions, with 4,41%.

The majority of assistance was caused by activities related to bathing, emphasizing that eight people who were bathing in a red flag condition had to be attended to, which posed a greater risk. Only 2% of the total interventions required hospital care.

Most first aid assistance was concentrated in the time slots from 11:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. The number of men and women served during the 2023 season is very equal, representing almost 50% in both cases. The greatest number of attentions occurred in both men and women minors (46,18%), with the age ranges with the highest incidence being 10 to 19 years in the case of women, and 0 to 9 years in the case of men.

As for water rescues, this summer sixty rescues have been carried out on the eight beaches of Dénia, with Punta el Raset beach being the one that had the most interventions. These rescues occurred mostly in August between 18:00 p.m. and 19:00 p.m. Eulen highlighted that they had to carry out three aquatic interventions on bathers under red flag conditions, highlighting the twenty interventions on paddle surf boards. This type of aquatic interventions are experiencing an increasing increase, since the particular geography of the coasts of Dénia causes winds from land to sea (mostly in the afternoon) that drag people along with their floating artifacts inward without them These can leave the sea by their own means.

In conclusion, the mayor of Playas highlighted that "as a result of the assistance, although there have been more interventions than last summer, they have all been less serious, and above all, the most important thing is that no drowning has occurred. nor any deaths on the beaches of Dénia during the 2023 season.

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