Navarre Beach lifeguard

Restructured rescue team seeing busy but safe season

Restructured rescue team seeing busy but safe season

Navarre Beach lifeguards and fire rescue personnel were out in full force June 13, scanning the shoreline with binoculars. The rescue wave runner trolled the shore back and forth as a search helicopter flew overhead.   Read the full article in the June 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – […]

Five things to know: Tourist Development Council

Five things to know: Tourist Development Council

Focus for Santa Rosa County’s Tourist Development Council and tourism staff continues to be turned to improvements along the county’s biggest bed tax generator: Navarre Beach. Projects for the beach dominated the council’s agenda Feb. 7. Lifeguards need new towers The transformation keeps on coming for the Navarre Beach lifeguard program under recently hired Beach […]

Lifeguard tryouts push for excellence

Lifeguard tryouts push for excellence

            In roughly nine weeks, a new set of lifeguards will take to the shores of Navarre Beach to protect the ever-growing number of visitors who flock to the Gulf during tourist season. Sunday, people hoping to join this team showed their stuff in a rigorous physical tryout set by […]

Drowning call on Navarre Beach

Drowning call on Navarre Beach

Emergency personnel responded to a drowning call on Navarre Beach in front of Springhill Suites by Marriott Thursday afternoon. A woman was reportedly receiving CPR at the water’s edge. Lifeguard Air Ambulance was dispatched to the scene, landing on Gulf Boulevard but it is believed the woman was not airlifted.  The aircrew was seen getting […]

Busy lifeguard season set to end at Navarre Beach

Busy lifeguard season set to end at Navarre Beach

It was a busier season than usual for the lifeguards on Navarre Beach but overall, the season, which ends Nov. 1, went well, according to utilities supervisor Terry Wallace. “I thought everything went really well,” Wallace said. “Everyone on the staff did a great job.” A total of 12 lifeguards were on the staff this […]

Editorial: Is the water safe?

Editorial: Is the water safe?

Navarre Beach was making headlines and blowing up social media this past week as a video of a hammerhead shark near the shore literally “went viral.” The video, shot by a tourist visiting Navarre Beach, showed the hammerhead heading toward shore and apparently making its way closer and closer to a swimmer. Before getting too close, the shark changed course and went on its way. […]