Malibu's beaches provided a scenic summer escape for more than 7.4 million visitors this summer, according to the Los Angeles County Lifeguard and Fire authorities.
In a report provided to the City of Malibu, lifeguard officials estimate a total of 7,418,985 people sought out the Malibu sunshine and waves between May 25 and Aug. 19.
Lifeguards and county fire authorities made a total of 2,056 rescues and responded to 2,043 calls for medical assistance. One of the major medical emergencies occurred over 4th of July weekend when a man was paralyzed after trying to dive into shallow beach waters.
In their report to the city, lifeguard officials also list a possible suicide attempt occurred in the Point Dume area on Aug. 9, though no further details were provided.
Malibu summer beach statistics overview (source: LA County Fire)
Public Information Contacts: 161,268
Rescue Preventions: 146,804
Ordinance enforcements: 38,249
Medical Assists: 2,043
Emergency Vehicle Responses: 1,495
Agency Assists: 368
Missing Persons: 121
Boat Warnings: 68