The Christmas weekend on Durban's beachfront in numbers

BEACH FUN: Durban. Image: JACKIE CLAUSEN
BEACH FUN: Durban. Image: JACKIE CLAUSEN

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

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