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Here’s The Scoop…Another Day..Another Near Drowning Today…In LBTS…

RIP CURRENTS ARE HERE TO STAY….

BC- We hear there was another call for help in LBTS today…The Mayor is going to do what this writer has heard as question # 1  from residents in this town especially after yesterday’s non- stop rescue effort…that called for help from “good Samaritans”….Many await the answers…

Excerpts…

‘LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA – Rip currents that caused swimmers to struggle along South Florida shores last weekend will continue for the next four days, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.

Rip currents challenged swimmers in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea on Sunday, when the Volunteer Fire Department said it helped bring several people to shore. Beachgoers swim at their own risk there.

Despite the weekend incidents and four drownings at the town’s beach in 2008, officials say the town cannot afford lifeguards. Instead, there are warning signs, ring buoys on poles and an ATV patrol by the volunteer firefighters.

Mayor Roseann Minnet, who unsuccessfully sought funding for lifeguards from Broward County, said she will ask the town attorney for an opinion on the situation.

“What is the perception we are giving the public: that we are providing rescues, and could that put the town at risk?” Minnet asked. “We’re incredibly pleased that they saved a life. That’s the most important thing. What if it had gone the other way?”‘

Full text link below….

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/rip-currents-lauderdale-by-the-sea-051909,0,6260441.story

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