Over 100?000 flock to Durban beaches for holidays

2011-12-31 00:00

OVER 106 000 people have visited Durban’s beaches this festive season, 32 rescues were carried out and 4 810 people were given first aid, mainly for bluebottle stings.

This was according to a statement issued by eThekwini’s festive season management committee yesterday.

A spokesperson said about 11 000 armbands had been issued to children coming to the beachfront during this period.

In total, 321 children had become separated from their guardians with whom they were later reunited.

Guardians had been urged to be vigilant during the New Year festivities and ensure children were always under adult supervision when swimming at the beach.

Durban Mayor James Nxumalo thanked staff who had worked tirelessly to ensure a fairly “incident free” festive season thus far.

He also praised visitors to Durban’s beaches for their good beha­viour and co-operation with law enforcement officials.

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