12 sea deaths in the first 10 days of June


Two more bathers have died in the sea – and a total of 12 people have now perished off Costa Blanca beaches since June 1.

In the latest tragedy, a 66-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman died – presumably from drowning – at Arenales del Sol beach in Elche on Monday.

The emergency services coordination centre (CICU) reported that a man and woman had been found unconscious on the shore of the beach at 13.15.

Lifeguards tried to revive the couple and they were joined by ambulance service paramedics, but they did not respond to treatment.

Strong easterly winds have been whipping up currents and waves all along the coast, leading to perilous conditions for bathing.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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  1. They should have red flags on beaches warning unspecting tourists of the currents. At Roqueta beach in guaradamar the red flags were only put on Wednesday after 4 deaths. It is shocking that the local council is not able to put red flags when the conditions are perilous.
    When as a tourist you witness these deaths it cannot be a good advertisement for alicante as a whole.

  2. I was out in Spain last week , and on the 5th June I was down the beach at La Marina having coffee at the restaurant. On the shoreline there was something there had been washed up which was causing some interest to walkers passing by to stop and look.From a distance it looked to me like a dead seal , until I went down to have a closer look and it turned out to be a camel.
    My point is was it due to the strong currents that washed up this poor camel onto the shores of La Marina , I cannot find any news articles .


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