Woman attacked by wild boar while sunbathing on Costa del Sol beach – World News

The disoriented animal fell out of the sea when lifeguards sounded the alarm and attacked the pensioner

Woman attacked by wild boar while sunbathing on Costa del Sol beach
Woman attacked by wild boar while sunbathing on Costa del Sol beach

A woman has been injured after being attacked by a wild boar while sunbathing on a Costa del Sol beach.

The dramatic moment came after the disoriented animal fell out of the sea when lifeguards sounded the alarm and attacked the pensioner.

Medics treating her at a local health center told local press they believe the victim’s bite injury may have been caused by the boar charging at her and colliding with her where its teeth are.

Her “minor” leg injury was cleaned up as a precaution and is believed to have been told to take antibiotics to prevent a nasty infection.

The emergency services were alerted to the incident at El Albir beach, north of Benidorm, just after 11am this morning.

The animal had been spotted in the water by boat crews who alerted beach lifeguards as it headed for dry land after an unsuccessful attempt to capture it.







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It is believed to have originated from the nearby Serra Gelada Natural Park, which consists of over 5,000 hectares of protected coastline in the municipalities of Benidorm, Alfaz del Pi and Altea. How it got into the sea is not yet known.

Footage of the extraordinary incident showed locals and tourists screaming and ducking for cover as the wild boar ran across their towels and along the sand where they had recently been sunning themselves in a heat of nearly 30 degrees.

The nationality of the 67-year-old injured woman, the only person injured, is not yet known.

Lifeguards managed to evict the animal from the beach and crowded seaside bars and cafes before it caused further problems.

His whereabouts that afternoon were unknown.







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The drama came just days after it was revealed that the nearby resort of Denia, some 40 minutes’ drive north, will use archers to protect tourists from troublesome wild boar that roam the town’s streets at night.

Officials in Denia have previously placed cage traps at strategic points in the community to try to reduce the growing number of animals leaving their natural habitat in the countryside to forage.

The cages were fitted with cameras so that town hall chiefs could count the number of wild boar caught and avoid accidents where people were accidentally trapped. But the system gave poor results.

Now local councilors have confirmed they are in contact with experienced archers to stop the animals from eating farmers’ crops, causing road accidents, ruining golf courses and, in the worst cases, but rarely, attacking people.

The plan to use arrows as weapons was conceived because bullets are forbidden.

Denia Councilor for the Environment Maite Perez Conejero confirmed at a council plenary that officials are in talks with the Hunters Association in Alicante, the province where the resort is located, and are investigating a coordinated operation involving hunters in different parts of the community are involved.

She said she was confident that draft proposals outlining how the program would work on public and private land would be available in just over two weeks.

Colombian pop star Shakira revealed last September that she was “attacked” by two wild boars who tried to “rob” her while she was in a Barcelona park with her nine-year-old son Milan.







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The singer showed off a bag she claimed was destroyed by the animals in a homemade video she posted to Instagram.

The 45-year-old mother-of-two, who is partnered with Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, showed off her purse as she wrote in an Instagram Story of the bizarre incident: “Look at how two wild boars attacked me in the park my bag.

“They took my bag with my phone in it into the forest. They destroyed everything.”

As her son walked away in the background, she added: “Milan is telling the truth. Tell me how your mama fought the wild boar.”

The singer did not specify when the incident happened or what park it happened at.







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Neither Shakira, full name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, nor her son appeared to be injured.

Wild boar are increasingly coming to cities to forage, with numbers increasing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Barcelona resident Xavier Bosch said shortly before the incident that Shakira was bitten by a wild boar near the Tibidado amusement park after watching meteor showers and shooting stars with his family.
In the end, he reported the attack to Barcelona City Hall.

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