The Christmas weekend on Durban’s beachfront in numbers

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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.

Durban beach front. File Photo Image: SUPPLIED

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.

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