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Riptide rule #1 Always float, never fight the current

Riptide rule #1 Always float, never fight the current

LBK Fire Chief Paul Dezzi warns in certain spots – near inlets, piers and sandbars – the currents can be fierce.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Visiting officer rescues father, son from Longboat riptide

Visiting officer rescues father, son from Longboat riptide

Within minutes, a strong rip tide pulled the toddler and his father quickly offshore. The father attempted to stay close to the toddler but was quickly running out of energy.

June 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Firefighters snatch two visitors out of intense Longboat rip current

Firefighters snatch two visitors out of intense Longboat rip current

An afternoon swim on Longboat Key quickly turned into a dangerous situation when two children and an adult were swept into a rip current off of New Pass on south Longboat Key.

March 20, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »