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Firefighters recognized for early-morning water rescue

Firefighters recognized for early-morning water rescue

Firefighter Grant Winterberry, firefighter Chris Jines and Capt. Sean Hughes received special recognitions from Fire Chief Danny Fureigh and the Navarre Beach Fire Commissioners July 11 for their work to rescue a man and his young daughter on Navarre Beach in the morning before lifeguards had arrived for duty. On June 18 the victims were […]

Longtime surfer rescues man on Navarre Beach

Longtime surfer rescues man on Navarre Beach

Local surfer Brenda Stokes will be honored with the Lifesaving Award later this month after she successfully pulled a man caught in a rip current safely to shore aboard her surf board in late June. Stokes said she was on the beach that morning training a visitor to the county how to surf, but when […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local hazardous weather dependent on Harvey’s track

Local hazardous weather dependent on Harvey’s track

The potential for local severe weather and heavy rain next week is highly dependent on the eventual track of Hurricane Harvey as it thunders ashore in Texas, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Mobile. In a hazardous weather outlook for northwest Florida issued Friday morning, NWS stated: “At this time, confidence is too […]

Man drowns at Navarre Beach

Man drowns at Navarre Beach

One man drowned and four others were sent to the hospital after lifeguards and Navarre Beach firefighters pulled eight people from a rip current Wednesday afternoon. The Navarre Beach Fire Department responded to a call at a little after 2 p.m. behind 7909 Gulf Blvd., according to Chief Mike Howard. “It was chaos when we […]