With the start of Spring about a week away, thousands of college students on break will join snowbirds along our beautiful beaches. While relaxing on the beach and having fun in the surf is all part of a South Florida vacation, there is a hidden danger that they may not be aware of.
Be extra cautious at the beach this Independence day and through the weekend. Dangerous rip currents are expected along all South Florida beaches due to increased easterly winds.
Monday afternoon a 15-year old boy died after he was pulled from the surf in a Hollywood park.
Dozens and dozens of sharks were spotted just below the surface of the water off a private club in Hillsboro Beach.
An ex-Navy diver who helped recover victims of Hurricane Katrina, a champion surfer, a champion rower and five former members of the Cuban National Water Polo team.
An ex-Navy diver who helped recover victims of Hurricane Katrina, a champion surfer, and five former members of the Cuban National Water Polo team. These will be just a few of the men and women on duty Monday as Hallandale Beach’s newest city paid lifeguards.
After nine years of using a third-party company for lifeguard services, Hallandale Beach will now handle all lifeguard services in-house.
Lifeguard Tomas Lopez’s journey this week has been all over the map. He went from being hailed for helping save a life, to being fired for leaving his beach, to being offered his job back. But Monday, Lopez will once again be hailed, this time by Hallandale Beach.
Whipping winds along the coastline will create the potential for deadly rip currents at the beach for the next day or so.
Now that the rain is gone, you may be planning on hitting the beach this weekend to soak up some sun. If you do go, don’t plan on going in the water.