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2008-08-23 00:00:19

By paul greaves Lifeguards came to the rescue of a father and son after an afternoon swim in the sea almost ended in tragedy. The RNLI team on Bantham beach in South Devon are being credited with saving the lives of the eight-year-old boy and his father, who were caught by a strong rip current a short distance from shore. The incident happened on Wednesday after the boy swam out beyond the flagged area which warns of dangerous seas. Now the RNLI has issued a new warning to people...

2008-08-22 18:00:25

THE RNLI has voiced its concerns about the strike action. RNLI Chief Executive Andrew Freemantle said: "Anything that causes a break in the communications chain between those requiring assistance at sea, HM Coastguard and the rescue resources - in our case RNLI lifeboats - could potentially put lives at risk." They advised people to use beaches with lifeguards, although Rhyl is the only North Wales beach with trained lifeguards. Wardens patrol beaches including Llanddwyn and Porth...

2008-08-21 21:00:21

Authorities in Myrtle Beach, S.C., are warning beach-goers to stay away from some sandy areas after a sunbathing tourist was run over by a lifeguard's truck. Myrtle Beach police spokesman David Knipes said Kelly Brauner, 25, of Tennessee was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center with minor injuries after she was run over Tuesday by a Lack's Beach Service vehicle, the Myrtle Beach Sun News was reported Thursday. Knipes said no charges are expected to be filed as a result of the...

2008-08-18 18:00:13

By Nandini Jayakrishna A plunge at this end. A quick gasp for breath at the other. Splashes, somersaults and handstands. A girl yelling playfully -- "Don't make me laugh, I'll drown!" The scene was a familiar one on a recent afternoon at Cranston's outdoor public pool, Budlong - an 85-by-260-foot magnet for young and old swimmers, water lovers and sunbathers, for moms, dads and children. As gas prices dwindle slowly, somewhat reluctantly, many Ocean State dwellers are settling for...

2008-08-18 00:00:21

LIFEGUARDS on a routine patrol at a beach had to abandon their 4x4 rescue vehicle after it became stuck in the sand. Despite their efforts on Coney Beach, Porthcawl, on Friday afternoon, the vehicle had to be abandoned as the tide came in. A spokesman for Bridgend council said it would be recovered when the tide turns. (c) 2008 South Wales Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-06 15:00:27

Lifeguard Ryan Connell, who lives in Middletown and works at Second Beach, paddles to shore in the 32nd annual Newport Invitational Lifeguard Tournament at Easton's Beach, in Newport, yesterday. Teams from New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island competed. The Providence Journal / Bob Breidenbach (c) 2008 Providence Journal. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 1--The number of cases of Cryptosporidium at Burger's Lake has grown to 67, the Tarrant County Public Health department said Thursday. An outbreak occurred last month at the popular west Fort Worth swimming hole, where the parasite was found in the water. The spring-fed lake reopened Sunday after being closed for 10 days. A Cleburne water park was closed over the weekend after a lifeguard tested positive for crypto, and now...

2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Matthew Spolar, The Philadelphia Inquirer Aug. 1--HARRISBURG -- The drowning of a teenager living in Warminster has revived debate over a decision earlier this year to eliminate lifeguards at virtually all state park beaches. Eric Williams, 17, was swimming in Fuller Lake at a Cumberland County state park with a group of youths when he suddenly disappeared as they were getting out of the water around 4 p.m. Tuesday. The teens were from the Valley Youth House, an Allentown-based...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 31--The number of cases of Cryptosporidium at Burger's Lake has grown to 67, the Tarrant County Public Health department said Thursday. An outbreak occurred last month at the popular west Fort Worth swimming hole, where the parasite was found in the water. The spring-fed lake reopened Sunday after being closed for 10 days. A Cleburne water park was closed over the weekend after a lifeguard tested positive for crypto, and now...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

There's nothing like a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean on a sweltering summer's day. Yet the sea can be treacherous, as it was this past weekend. The surf was up, and so were warning flags atop lifeguard huts. Black flags prohibit any entry into the water; red signify dangerous currents and undertows. Unfortunately, both colors were largely ignored. The upshot: 15 drownings and near-drownings. Five swimmers lost their lives - in Haifa, Atlit, Netanya and Tel Aviv. Many of the...


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