Jay Wiley Evans

Lifeguards close the books on a busy beach season

Lifeguards close the books on a busy beach season

Navarre Beach’s Lifeguard season finished up Sunday, Oct. 30, to their highest numbers in recent history according reports by the Navarre Beach Utility that manages the lifeguards. Between March 13 and Oct. 16, the beach saw 75,818 visitors in 2016 up 18,870 visitors from last year. That’s a 33 percent increase. Read the full article […]

Swimming smartly

Swimming smartly

Waves crash against the shore on a sun-splashed Monday morning on Navarre Beach. The sun is shining and a yellow flag is flying, warning swimmers of the dangerous rip currents in the Gulf of Mexico and to swim with caution. Not every swimmer puts a lot of stock into the flags, even on red-flag days […]

Body found on shore of Navarre Beach

Body found on shore of Navarre Beach

The identity of the man that washed up on the shore of Navarre Beach Wednesday night is that of missing swimmer Jay Wiley Evans. Navarre Beach Fire Department Chief Mike Howard said his department received a call at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday evening that a body washed up on the shore behind Caribbean Resort on Navarre Beach. […]

Search for missing swimmer continues

Search for missing swimmer continues

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the search near Navarre Beach for a missing local swimmer is ongoing. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday that Jay Wiley Evans, a 64-year-old Caucasian male, had not returned from his daily swim off of Navarre Beach. Involved in […]