Michael Robidoux

Beach lifeguards close season

Beach lifeguards close season

As lifeguard season along Navarre Beach closed out Oct. 28, records show that the guards have been busier than in the past. Rescues along Navarre Beach more than tripled since last season, and the number of people visiting guarded areas has nearly tripled since 2016 with almost 303,000 visitors between March 3 and Oct. 28 […]

Lifeguards staying later, new tower added

Lifeguards staying later, new tower added

Lifeguards on Navarre Beach are surveying the waters later into the day and farther along the beach. Since June 4, the lifeguards have been staying on the beach until 6 p.m. Previously, lifeguards were on the beach until only 5 p.m. each day during the late spring, summer and fall. Read the full article in […]

Lifeguard, firefighter training carries new weight

Lifeguard, firefighter training carries new weight

  On the evening of March 24, Navarre Beach firefighters were called to Tower 3 for multiple distressed swimmers, including children, caught in a rip current. Local military retiree Michael Robidoux entered the water to save the children. Read the full article in the May 10 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Drowning prompts review of lifeguard duty hours

Drowning prompts review of lifeguard duty hours

After the March 24 drowning of Michael Robidoux, a Navarre resident who was trying to save two children in the rough Gulf waters, changes may be coming to the lifeguards’ schedule at Navarre Beach. Navarre Beach Utilities Supervisor Terry Wallace, who manages the lifeguards as part of the Navarre Beach Department of the county, said […]

Three locals step up to save children in rip current

Three locals step up to save children in rip current

The local man who drowned saving children from drowning was a hero throughout his life. When rip currents dragged two children out into the Gulf of Mexico Saturday along Navarre Beach, two local men came to their aid. Read the full article in the Mar. 29 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]