Jelly Fish Toll

Owing to the unstable weather at the beginning of July, it appeared that there were no jelly fish around, but around they were, as the first-aid posts on Almunecar’s beaches reported. In fact, nearly 700 bathers turned up for treatment for jelly-fish stings.

What the first fortnight lacked, the second fortnight made up for, it seems: from the 1st to the 15th the first-aid posts treated 165 bathers with stings, whereas from the 16th to the 31st the number nearly tripled to 506. The total figure for July last year was only 74!

The main ‘assault’ was launched against Playa San Cristobal where the blighters were bagging 10 victims a day on average – is nothing sacred? A squadron of them also sailed over to La Herradura where they nabbed a total of 131 during the month. Velilla and Puerta del Mar also suffered over a hundred ‘casualties.’

August, thanks to the hot, sultry weather driving bathers into to their glutinous clutches, will be a massacre! Pity you can’t eat the blighters, mind – then bathers could make a little money on the side as well as getting their own back…

(News: Amunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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