Tips from Jersey Shore lifeguards on how to get out of a rip current safely.
Water temperatures are warmer this month than they have been in the past three Junes. For Senior Lifeguard Daniel Desantos, this means that him and all other lifeguards need to aware of more people visiting the shore and getting into the water. “I’ve worked as a lifeguard at Seaside for seven years. I’ve learned that we always have to be alert, whether the water is calm like today or if it is hurricane like,” Desantos said. After the loss of life at Seaside Park and Asbury Park last week, lifeguards have been on high alert watching out for rip currents and swimmers who may be trapped in them. One of the biggest tips that every lifeguard spoke of was the same: Only go swimming when lifeguards are on duty. However, at 6 p.m. lifeguards at …
State police offer suggestions on how to walk and drive safely this holiday season.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The New Jersey State Police urge citizens to walk and drive more carefully in order to reduce the number of traffic and pedestrian fatalities this holiday season. “During the 2010 Christmas holiday driving period, there were six deaths. Tragically, five of those fatalities were pedestrians. And this does not stand alone as a statistical anomaly. Seven of the eight fatalities during the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday period were pedestrians,” said New Jersey State Trooper Christopher Kay in a statement. Colonel Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the State Police, agreed. “All of us in New Jersey have the ability to do much better when it comes to reducing accidents. Holidays have proven to be particularly hazardous for pedestrians, so we’re …