Nearly 1.7-million people descended on Durban’s beachfront over what the eThekwini municipality describe as a “fun-filled and incident-free” Christmas weekend.
These are some of the numbers from December 23 to 25:
1‚686‚174 – people visited the various beaches on eThekwini’s 101km stretch of coastline
13‚785 – wristbands handed out over the three days‚ containing details of parents/guardians
1‚905 – people received first aid treatment‚ mostly for bluebottle stings and minor cuts
172 – arrests for drink driving by the city’s Metro Police
154 – lifeguards on duty
64 – children separated from their guardians; all were reunited safely
11 – rescues carried out by lifeguards
2 – arrests made at the beachfront for cellphone and handbag theft
0 – drownings
By: Matthew Savides- TimesLIVE
Source: TMG Digital.