4 Oct, 2021 @ 17:18
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Swimmers back in waters of popular Costa Blanca beaches after shark scare in Spain

Swimmers Dipping Again In Costa Blanca Waters After Shark Scare In Spain

THREE Costa Blanca beaches were reopened for swimmers this Monday(October 4) after a police diver spotted a shark on Saturday.

A Policia Nacional officer was carrying out a routine dive in the waters off Teulada-Moraira when a blue shark swum over him.

The red flag was raised to ban bathing at the Portet, l’Ampolla, and Platgetes beaches as a precaution.

A search for the shark was launched without success.

Swimming was allowed again on the three beaches from this morning.

A blue shark cleared Benidorm’s Poniente beach in early August and washed up dead two days later at El Campello near Alicante.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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