Rotary Club partners with county to save lives

The Rotary Club of Navarre, inspired by fellow Rotarians in Hawaii, proposed “rescue tubes” at the western walkovers on Navarre Beach in April.

Then-Rotary President Ed Carpenter said the Hawaiian effort aimed to mitigate a lack of lifeguards, which is also an issue on Navarre Beach.

“They have 140 (tubes) which have saved 100 lives,” he said.

Rotary Club Secretary Brian Boney presented a proposal to install 12 rescue tube stations west of the fishing pier on Navarre Beach to the Board of County Commissioners at Monday’s meeting.

Read the full story in the Aug. 27 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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