Beginning-of-summer holiday weekend keeps lifeguards on toes
Published - 05/27/14 - 01:10 PM | 2212 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lifeguards with the San Diego Fire/Rescue Department’s lifeguard services department saw an estimated influx of nearly 451,000 ocean and bay lovers over the three-day Memorial Day weekend as temperatures rose to near-perfect levels.

Lifeguards who cover Mission Bay and city beaches from Point Loma to Torrey Pines State Beach reported about 80,500 visitors on Saturday, May 24, resulting in 29 medical aids and 10 rescues. On Sunday, May 25, lifeguards reported more than 167,000 visitors, 96 medical aids and 89 rescues. Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, drew an estimated 203,000 visitors, causing lifeguards to respond to 144 medical aids and 88 rescues, according to San Diego Fire/Rescue Department spokesman Lee Swanson.
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