Two people were injured, one of them seriously, after falling from their boat off El Playazo beach.
The two people, a man and a woman from Madrid, were on their boat when it apparently made a strange movement and they both fell overboard. The man suffered numerous cuts to one arm and leg as the propeller span out of control.
The lifeguard spotted the incident and alerted the rescue crew who were then quickly on the scene. The man was treated at the First Aid centre before being transferred to hospital in Vélez-Málaga.