Friday was a choppy sea-state day in Nerja but despite a red flag flying people went out on the sea anyway around the Balcón de Europa.
Four swimmer couldn’t get back to the beach but instead ended up in a rocky part of the coastline with strong currents running.
On-duty lifeguards had to venture out to bring them in; two on a jet ski and two striking out from the beach. Unfortunately, during the rescue operation the jet ski was overturned by the waves, which pushed onto the rocks just below the Balcón.
Luckily, the lifeguards and rescued bathers were not injured, except for scratches and bruises owing to coming into contact with the rocks. The jet ski, however, is a write off.
Editorial comment: Somebody should be handed the bill for the municipal jet ski lost as well as a hefty fine for needlessly putting lifeguards’ lives at risk through irresponsible behaviour.
(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)