Any thoughts Ocean City’s lifeguards had of getting paid to kick it at the beach this summer disappeared in the surf over the weekend. According to WBAL, lifeguards made 200 rescues on Sunday and Monday.
The rescues came as a result of rip currents on the beach that produced dangerous conditions. On Sunday, a dozen people were rescued before the lifeguards were technically on duty. Most swimmers who were rescued were at risk of being pulled out from shore by the currents, but several were hospitalized, said Ocean City Patrol Captain Butch Arbin.
According to the Beach Patrol’s Facebook page, they held tryouts for next year on Saturday. So future lifeguards got a chance to see what it was all about right away.
First sharks, and now rip currents. It’s been quite the summer at the shore.
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