Lifeguards Have Especially Busy Day On Southland Beaches

LOS ANGELES (  —  Lifeguards around the Southland had an especially busy day Sunday reportedly making more than 50 rescues up and down the coast.

The South Battalion of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division said they conducted dozens of rescues between Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey and Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.

In addition to water rescues, lifeguards also aided a capsized personal watercraft and various bike crashes.

“A fresh run of northwest windswell that filled into our west-facing beaches through the day caused in an increase in rip currents,” according to a division statement.

Cooler temperatures are expected through mid-week, but another round of hot weather is expected again next weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Those swimming in the ocean are reminded to swim and surf in front of a lifeguard tower and to check in with a lifeguard before entering the water to get information on the safest areas in which to enter.

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