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2009-03-10 16:44:42

Staff at a popular outdoor pool in London said they have been told that the pool will be closed if weather conditions become too wet. Workers at the London Fields Lido pool said they have been told by the local Hackney council that the pool could be closed under health and safety regulations if rainfall becomes too heavy, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. Hackney council confirmed in a statement that it has adopted measures to close the pool during rainfall, but noted the action would only be...

2008-09-10 03:00:11

By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Fire Department has sent a swift water rescue team of seven firefighters and seven lifeguards to Baton Rouge, one of the Louisiana cities hardest hit by Hurricane Gustav. The team, which is specially equipped and trained for swift water rescues and searches, was deployed to the Louisiana capital on Sept. 1, by the California Office of Emergency Services. The team could be deployed next to Lafayette, in anticipation of more bad weather,...

2008-09-04 18:00:05

PHOENIX, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- From the moment we are born, we begin to age. What if you had the resources to slow the aging process? What if you had the ability to potentially stave off major diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis and diabetes? LifeGuard, affiliated with the Arizona Heart Institute, offers a unique Personalized Healthcare Program that provides these resources to individuals looking to enhance their wellness and longevity. By searching for the cause of...

2008-08-26 03:00:00

South Western Ambulance Service is urging people not to get out of their depth after being called to help swimmers. The trust is urging people to make sure there is adequate supervision of children at all times, and to check currents, potential dangers and the depth of water. The trust's chief executive Ken Wenman said: "Already this season, our crews have been called to incidents involving casualties whose injuries, sometimes, have been sustained through carelessness in and around water."...

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...

2008-08-21 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 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.

2008-08-05 12:00:00

By Pat Kelly, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Aug. 5--PANAMA CITY BEACH You could hear the frustration creeping into the voice of Maj. Dave Humphreys with the Panama City Beach Police Department. Beachgoers still were venturing into the gulf Monday despite double-red flags flying, helicopters hovering and the drowning of two people the day before. Another person died Monday morning, and beach officials were pulling distressed swimmers from the surf most of the morning and...

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...