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Locals and tourists search for mystery ‘Mermaid Mailbox’ in the Sound

It’s not every day that you see a mailbox surrounded by water. Maybe in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives, but not typically in the Santa Rosa Sound between Navarre and Fort Walton Beach.

People have been posting on social media since July about this mystery mailbox that some are referring to as the “Mermaid Mailbox” or the “Mailbox Beach.” Locals and tourists alike are checking out this community mailbox, which is only accessible by boat, to see what treasures are inside.

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Junior lifeguards rescue ‘Tom Brady’ in final training session

If you happened to be on Navarre Beach on July 16, you may have noticed a group of small, tan lifeguards pulling a CPR dummy out of the water.

The dummy’s name is Brady, after football star Tom Brady, and the small lifeguards are the Navarre Beach Junior lifeguards, doing their final test after an intense two-week program where they learned everything from CPR to surfing to oceanography.

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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.”

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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.

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