Hurricane Genevieve: no swimming allowed at Mazatlán beaches

Aquatic Rescue Squad of the Mazatlan Municipal Police restricted access to the sea to bathers, however, they can stay near the beach

Mazatlán, Sinaloa (August 20, 2020).- “Mazatlán’s beaches are restricted to bathers, who can remain on the sand but not to enter the water”, explained the commander of the Municipal Police Aquatic Rescue Squad, Gonzalo Magallanes Romero.

He mentioned that hurricane “Genevieve” is causing high waves as it passes through the Mexican Pacific, and in the case of Mazatlán, in addition to the closure of smaller vessels by the Harbor Master, in the beach area the lifeguards carry out work of surveillance to prevent any situations.

“We are inviting the visitor not to enter the sea, to stay on the sidelines and giving the pertinent indications to avoid a tragedy or an accident. 100 percent of beaches are restricted to swimmers; you can walk along the beach but you cannot enter the sea ”, he specified.

Magallanes Romero specified that in the case of tourist sports, the use or rental of 16-foot sailboats, jet skis, kayaks, snorkels, and in general all recreational walks in the beach area is prohibited.

He added that according to the forecasts, these same conditions could continue in the next two days, so that by Sunday or Monday there would be a calm sea and all normal activities in the beach area could be resumed.

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