Beaches in the city of San Diego saw about 570,000 visitors over the Labor Day weekend, 162 of whom had to be rescued by lifeguards, the city reported Tuesday.
Beach attendance on Saturday was around 156,100, and 190,400 on Sunday, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. About 227,500 people hit the beaches on Monday.
In addition to the rescues, lifeguards provided medical aid to 182 beachgoers, said Lee Swanson, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said.
Lifeguards also performed 7,823 preventative acts, including warning beach visitors of hazardous conditions, Swanson said. A National Weather Service rip current alert was issued by the over the weekend for all San Diego beaches and remained in affect until 8 p.m. Monday.
— City News Service
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