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Jul 1, 2021

Child caught in rip current, rescued by surfer

An 11-year-old boy who was pulled out by a rip current Wednesday evening is safe thanks to a young surfer.

“The boy was out near the end of the Navarre Pier by the time the surfer reached him,” said Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Chief Danny Fureigh. “He definitely was in pretty bad shape, swallowed a bunch of water, vomited it all back up in our truck.”

Jun 28, 2021

Red flag conditions challenged kayak anglers during tournament

Aaron Clay’s Saturday morning began with a flipped kayak in the rough surf of the Gulf of Mexico.

Jun 26, 2021

Sea turtles rescued at Navarre pier released

The Gulfarium’s C.A.R.E. Center successfully released six rehabilitated sea turtles on Thursday morning at Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, according to a Gulfarium press release.

Jun 23, 2021

8-year-old crowned first Sea Turtle Queen

For the past 10 years, the Pensacola Beach Advocates have been hosting a Sea Turtle Baby Shower near the beginning of sea turtle nesting season to spread awareness through a fun family event.

This year, they raffled off a beautiful tiara and the chance to become the first Sea Turtle Queen.

Jun 17, 2021

Mandatory evacuation begins Thursday at Gulf Islands campground

Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens Area beginning June 18, due to severe weather approaching the Northwest Florida area.

Jun 17, 2021

Navarre Beach turtle lays eggs despite party going on around her

A green sea turtle managed to successfully lay her eggs early Tuesday, despite the chaos of being surrounded by beachgoers making noise and taking flash photos of her.

Jun 17, 2021

More lifeguards, money needed for Navarre Beach

More lifeguards are needed to help keep the crowds of people on Navarre Beach safe. That was the message to the Board of County Commission at the June 15 budget workshop for fiscal year 2022.

Jun 15, 2021

Turner House renovation slightly behind schedule

Clean-up and renovation of the Turner House along Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach continues as planned, although slightly behind schedule. The first phase, which involved cleaning up the site that has been an eyesore for more than a decade, was completed in mid-May, about a month behind schedule. The first construction phase started last week, with a 90-day time window in which to work.

Jun 11, 2021

Loggerhead lays first local nest of season

The first sea turtle nest was discovered on Navarre Beach Saturday, June 12.

Jun 10, 2021

Inspiring Journey for a Cause comes to a close

With the sun glistening off the water in the Santa Rosa Sound on a humid June afternoon, his family cheering and waving from the boat dock near Juana’s Pagodas, Eddie Gill IV brought his boat in to put a bow on a trip with a meaningful purpose.
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