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Deputies cross-train in water rescue on Navarre Beach

| Kaitie Kiger

Deputies and firefighters gathered at Navarre Beach July 2 with lifeguards for a morning full of water rescue training.

After Baldwin County deputy Bill Smith drowned June 6 while rescuing distressed swimmers on the Fort Morgan peninsula, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office reached out to Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Safety Chief Austin Turnbull and inquired about doing a surf rescue training with deputies.

Navarre Beach lifeguard Paul Schultz teaches Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office deputy, David Holliday, how to deploy a flotation device. Photo by Kaitie Meyer


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