Summer High Season Score: 264 Water Rescues
(Acapulco, ElSur 16 August) Summer vacation is almost over. The undersecretary for Civil Protection has given the data on the life guards along Guerrero’s beaches: 264 beach rescues (232 in Acapulco alone) and 3 rescues of lost children. During the period, which began at the end of June when schools let out, nine persons drowned along Guerrero beaches, seven of them in Acapulco. About half of the victims were inebriated. Most Mexicans who live inland do not learn to swim, and when they come to Acapulco and start drinking, evidently they forget that they can’t swim. The life guards also responded 12 times to needs for medical assistance on the beach.