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Carlsbad proceeds with beach lifeguard program – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Posted by | January 17, 2018 | Uncategorized

Phil Diehl Contact Reporter

Lifeguards will return to Carlsbad’s northern beach next summer under an expanded interim in-house program, while the city looks for bids from other agencies that might take over the fledgling marine safety service.The city launched its first pilot beach lifeguard program last year on nearly a mile of previously unprotected shoreline after large numbers of rescues and near-drownings in 2016 raised concerns.Some Carlsbad City Council members said at a meeting Tuesday that they would prefer for the city to jump right in and start its own permanent lifeguard program, but they agreed to consider offers from other agencies that might be able to do it better or at a lower cost.

Source: Carlsbad proceeds with beach lifeguard program – The San Diego Union-Tribune