Thursday, 23 August 2012

200 rescues in area beaches on Tuesday, less today

Waves at Conil, danger below
Due to heavy backwash and waves · Red flags still up today
Prov. of CÁDIZ The weather has been playing havoc with bathers at local beaches. Heavy seas, particularly the dangerous, invisible undercurrents and large waves, have caused almost 200 rescues along the coastline of the province of Cádiz, especially at Conil, Vejer and Chiclana. One member of the rescue team at Conil said on Tuesday, "There was a rescue call every five minutes" - a slight exaggeration but he was tired. The only beaches that did not register any significant such activity were>>>YOU WILL SOON NOT BE ABLE TO READ THE REST OF ITEMS SUCH AS THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE SUBSCRIBED. Subscription information will be available soon.
at Tarifa, but at Barbate, there were eight. Surfers and kite surf practitioners had to be advied not to go out, as the backwash was intense, as were the opposing undercurrents. The circumstances came without warning as Salvamento Marítimo (Sea Rescue) did not advise of anything unusual. UPDATE: Reports today are that while danger still exists and there is still a heavy undercurrent and the red flags are still up, there has been a lot less rescue activity.

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