Ten ‘drunk British tourists’ attack two lifeguards on Magaluf beach ‘after they were told off for using pedalos in a restricted area’
- The lifeguards said they noticed the tourists were going into the bathing area
- The head of beach security approached the tourists by boat to reprimand them
- One of the Brits scuffled with a lifeguard and the other was also attacked when he rushed to his colleague’s aid
Ten drunk British tourists reportedly attacked two lifeguards on a beach in Magaluf after they were reprimanded for using pedalos in a restricted area.
The incident took place on the beach of Magaluf in the eastern Spanish province of Mallorca – an area very popular with British revellers.
The lifeguards, named Julián and José, said they had noticed the inebriated tourists were going into the bathing area of the beach with the pedal boats, Ultima Hora reports.
Pedalos are barred from the bathing area for the safety of swimmers.
Ten drunk British tourists reportedly attacked two lifeguards (pictured) on a beach in Magaluf after they were reprimanded for using pedalos in a restricted area
The head of security at the beach approached the tourists by boat, but the group allegedly ignored his warnings and began insulting him.
The Brits were offered their money back in return for leaving the beach as they were bothering other people there.
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But according to local media reports, one of the group scuffled with one of the lifeguards and both fell into the water.
The other lifeguard came to his colleague’s aid in the water, but was attacked by the group.
The incident took place on the beach of Magaluf (pictured, file photo) in the eastern Spanish province of Mallorca – an area very popular with British revellers
José sustained a bruise to the forehead and both lifeguards were treated for their injuries at a local hospital.
Police officers went to the beach after the incident, but no arrests were made.
‘We feel defenceless because these incidents are very common here,’ one told Ultima Hora.
Both called for an increased police presence at the beach.
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