Beach closed after sea snake attacks in Nayarit. Six tourists bitten

Around 15 people were bitten by marine snakes, also known as morenas, on Platanitos Beach in the Municipality of Compostela, Nayarit.

Around 15 people were bitten by marine snakes, also known as morenas, on Platanitos Beach in the Municipality of Compostela, Nayarit.
Around 15 people were bitten by marine snakes, also known as morenas, on Platanitos Beach in the Municipality of Compostela, Nayarit.

Through social networks, Municipal Civil Protection reported that yesterday at 6:00 p.m. a red flag was installed, for which the entry of people into the sea was prohibited.

"We treated about 15 people bitten by marine snakes known as morenas (not poisonous), extreme measures to prevent it from happening again with biologists who will support to declare whether or not there are more animals of this type."

This noon it was reported the reopening of the beach with a yellow flag, which implies that visitors can bathe in the sea with caution and abide by the provisions of lifeguards.

Red flag on Platanitos Beach in Compostela because of sea snake attacks on tourists. Image: Twitter
Red flag on Platanitos Beach in Compostela because of sea snake attacks on tourists. Image: Twitter

"We can enjoy these beaches as long as we attend to the calls of Civil Protection and respect the signals as are the flags."

At the same time, Civil Protection and Firefighters of Nayarit reported this afternoon that expert biologists discarded noxious fauna in Playa Platanitos.

"It is a totally safe beach and we invite all foreign, national and local tourists to visit this beautiful beach."

An investigation has been ordered to determine if there are other animals that could damage the integrity of tourists.

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