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Two young children suffered from annoying bite wounds when they were swimming in the sea on the Costa Blanca

Beaches of the Costa Blanca popular with tourists are closed after mystery fishing bites children aged seven and ten

  • A seven-year-old received three nasty bite wounds on the beach at El Pinet in Elche
  • A second child, 10, was injured 30 minutes later by the same fish on the same beach
  • Both children needed hospital treatment
  • Three beaches on the Spanish coast were closed yesterday around 6:30 PM
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Three beaches on the Costa Blanca are closed after a mysterious fish had bitten two young children.

A seven-year-old was taken to the hospital after having sustained three nasty bite wounds at his foot on El Pinet Beach in Elche yesterday / Friday around 5:30 PM.

Half an hour later, a 10-year-old child was injured by a creature who is believed to be the same fish on the same beach, half an hour's drive south of Alicante.

Two young children suffered from annoying bite wounds when they were swimming in the sea on the Costa Blanca

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Two young children suffered from annoying bite wounds when they were swimming in the sea on the Costa Blanca

Local police and rescuers decided to close the beach and two nearby – La Marina and El Rebollo from around 6.30 p.m. and later.

The town hall of Elche would decide early this morning / yesterday morning (SAT) early on whether he would remove the red flag and leave tourists and locals in the water after testing to see if the bites contained poison.

The nationalities of the two children in need of medical treatment have not been revealed.

El Pinet is a beach in the south of the municipality of Elche on an impressive strip of dunes.

It is just over a mile long and part of the beach is occupied with villas and restaurants.

Three beaches were temporarily closed in June in the Costa Blanca holiday resort after seven people were stung by Portuguese Men O & # 39; War and two of the jellyfish-like creatures were spotted.

Three beaches on the Costa Blanca, including El Pinet (photo), were closed after a mysterious fish bitten two young children
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Three beaches on the Costa Blanca, including El Pinet (photo), were closed after a mysterious fish bitten two young children

Three beaches on the Costa Blanca, including El Pinet (photo), were closed after a mysterious fish bitten two young children

The first was found on the beach of Mal Pas, a small bay between the main beaches of the city, and the second was found on the popular beach of Levante.

The stitches the swimmers suffered would be & # 39; small & # 39; although five out of seven people were taken to the hospital. It is not known whether there are British or Irish.

Earlier that month, a woman with unbearable traces remained in her body after being stabbed by one of the creatures.

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Naomi Mateos, 22, was swimming at Puntas de Calnegre in Lorca when she & # 39; paralyzed & # 39; was struck by a sharp sting.

She said after a two-day stay in the hospital: & # 39; I felt that fire or acid was being injected into my body. & # 39;

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