Written by Staff Writer at CNN
The Lower Beach of Menorca has been taken off the EU’s list of approved beaches due to a recent unsanitary sea swimming incident, EWN TV reports.
The incident occurred after a woman in her mid 20s took a dip off the beach last week. Witnesses on the scene claimed that she was unable to stand up after stripping off and that she was vomiting blood.
According to the news outlet, when the police arrived at the scene, the two men helping her had apparently not realized she was also a sex worker and had been having sex in the sea.
This is not the first incident to occur on a Mediterranean beach. Previously, a beach in Greece was said to have been ruined by a high volume of naked beachgoers, with a light procession of body hair seen at various spots on the sand. A similar incident also took place at a beach in California.
The incident at the Spanish beach was reportedly called “worse than a backhander” by local newspaper El Mundo.
“They didn’t realize her sexuality. They’re all boys and had sex without shoes, which is considered bad practice on public beaches,” the paper quoted a witness, Alejandro, as saying.
“She was vomiting and because she didn’t get a top she fell in the water. The smell of rotting flesh was terrible.”
The emergency services were summoned, but could not help the woman. According to EWN TV, she was later picked up by paramedics, flown to a hospital in Menorca’s capital Palma for treatment and returned to the beach.
Local police told EWN TV that the incident should not have happened.
“There is a zero tolerance for any kind of behavior that is contrary to morals and ethics in a time when the country is trying to introduce reforms” said Guardia Civil spokesman Francisco de Souza.