Ocean Shores Deactivates Surf Rescue Team

Posted: February 14, 2013

By: KXRO Radio

The Ocean Shores Surf Rescue Team will be officially deactivated on Saturday due to budget cuts.

The ten-man team is made up of six police officers and four firefighters. The cost per man averaged just over $5,000 per year.

The Surf Rescue Team has been the first line of defense for water rescues near the shoreline. Calls often involved minors who get in trouble in the surf or boaters whose craft begins to capsize, although they responded to emergencies on the lakes as well.

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