24th May 2024
Sitges News

2023 saw an increase of incidents requiring assistance on Sitges beaches and in the sea

This summer in Sitges ended with a total of 57,635 preventive actions on the beaches, 16% more than the previous year. Aquatic incidents also increased, due to the increase in water temperature, which meant that there were more jellyfish.

In total there were 2,493 incidents of people being attended to, 56% more than the previous year. Of these, 1,500 have been treated for minor jellyfish stings.

The most serious incidents decreased a little. In 2022 there were 98, this year 91 people were attended due to a more serious incident, 45 of whom were taken to hospitals. In terms of serious aquatic assistance, there has been an increase from 12 last year to 38 this year, and a total of 95 rescues compared to 80 the previous year.

The bad sea on some days and the strong winds meant there was also a reduction in the number of incidents that assistance was required for people with functional diversity, falling from 71 to 55 this season, with 75% of the incidents occuring while a green flag was on display.

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