570,000 swarmed city’s beaches over Labor Day weekend

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SAN DIEGO — 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, a spokesman for the city agency said.

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, Lee Swanson, 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.