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‘They’re getting sick:’ Lifeguards afraid to go to work due to red tide illnesses | CBS12.com

Posted by | October 9, 2018 | Lifeguards, Open Water Lifeguards

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (CBS12) — A lifeguard union boss is demanding Palm Beach County close the beaches for the public’s safety and the safety of the lifeguards who go to work every day.  Beachgoers have the option to leave if red tide conditions are too bad for them.  But lifeguards say for them the decision isn’t so easy.  Rick Poulette is their voice. He’s president of Communication Workers of America, a labor union for lifeguards.“They feel like the county is not interested in their safety,” he said.  READ MORE…

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