Rehoboth Beach Patrol Returns Dory to Service!

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After years of inactivity, the Rehoboth Beach Patrol has placed its 19-foot fiberglass-hull dory back in service. Chief Derek Shockro spearheaded the project last fall to refurbish the boat for use this season. This style of boat is popular with beach patrols at the Jersey shore, Chief Shockro points out, because many of those beaches,…

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Smaller or Limited Guarded Swimming Areas at DE State Parks Beginning Next Week

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DNREC¬†will reduce the life-guarding hours at Delaware State Parks ocean swimming beaches starting next week. Smaller or limited guarded swimming areas at all Delaware State Parks swimming beaches will be available through Labor Day. People looking to swim at¬†Delaware State Parks¬†are encouraged to do so at guarded beaches, including the main beach at Cape Henlopen…

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Breaking: Surf Search for Missing Teen in Ocean City

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Update: The Ocean City Fire Department released this statement Thursday morning ¬†The Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) responded to several swimmers in distress on Wednesday, August 4, in the area of¬†112th Street. At approximately¬†3:50 p.m., on-duty lifeguards noticed a group who appeared to be struggling to swim.¬†¬† As three of the distressed swimmers exited the…

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Rip Current Risk Is High At Area Beaches

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Summerlike temperatures, rip currents and no lifeguards on duty pre-season added up to a risky combination at Maryland and Delaware beaches. Ocean City Police Sunday pleaded with visitors and locals to stay out of the water. The Fire Department said there were several rescues from the ocean. One swimmer in distress at 5th Street was…

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