BEACH VOLLEYBALL players from Torrevieja have spent the past two weeks collecting hundreds of nails and screws from the city’s beaches – remnants of the hundreds of pallets burnt on bonfires as partygoers celebrated San Juan on June 23.
The nails and screws are dangerous for beachgoers as well as volleyball players – who play barefoot in the sand.
The need to collect the nails and screws, which were not collected when the beaches were ‘cleaned’ after the festival is even more pressing as a volleyball championship competition is scheduled to take place on Los Naufragos beach this weekend.
At least one of the volleyball players has suffered injuries – a member of the children’s team having had to have a nail removed from their foot.
The players have circulated a warning on social media regarding the nails and screws.
Councillor of Beaches Javier Manzanares confirmed that in recent days, the municipal cleaning company has intensified its action in the area, despite the beaches being the responsibility of the Costas.