FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Living in South Florida, an afternoon at the beach or lakeside seems only natural.

But for some people with physical challenges it presents can be daunting.

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On Monday, the City of Deerfield Beach announced that they now have a new ‘ocean’ wheelchair available for residents – especially veterans.

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Former lifeguard Eric Hoyos spent the morning checking it. Seven years ago Hoyos was broke his next when he dove head first into a lake in Delray Beach. The incident left him a paraplegic.

The city was able to obtain the specially built chair through a number of donations, according to city spokeswoman Rebecca Medina.

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There are only four ‘ocean’ wheelchairs in use in all of Broward County.