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Here’s The Scoop…LIFEGUARDS REQUIRED?

MORE BAD PRESS…FOR LBTS….

In todays Sentinel …it’s lack of lifeguards…and the Ocean Rescue team…the team is now BSO and after October 1st the VFD Beach Patrol….(with the new ATV equipment Vice Mayor McIntee is so fond of riding around town on)…….

The article in today’s Sentinel once again puts a black eye on the lack of LBTS having lifeguards…

As previously posted …a slew of drownings…and more funky weather coming our way….will surely bring more drownings and bad press….

On the 9/12/08 agenda…Commissioner Clottey has put on 2 items to address the situation…with the VFD Beach Patrol getting out there ahead of the Oct. 1st “official” start date….and to have every hotel and condo provide easy to understand information in their rooms…apartments…with better signage at the beach…previous posts…

BCbythesea..Comm. Clottey put this on at the same time as another commissioner thought outside the box to allow the VFD Beach Patrol to “train” which they are doing regularly…thus being out on the beach to assist if needed…good move….

Still the Sentinel today shows a real danger we continue to have without lifeguards….time to rethink this?…

BCbythesea…has heard there are 3 spots in LBTS where the rip currents are most prevalent…..a combo of manpower…lifeguards..and/or Rescue Teams on those days they are prevalent..with new signage at those 3 spots…are a must….

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-flblifeguards0909sbsep09,0,1583602.story

more to come….

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