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Cannonier: ‘Funding For Lifeguards Is Essential’

Cannonier: ‘Funding For Lifeguards Is Essential’

“Lifeguards are an essential service and removing them from our beaches will put people’s lives at risk,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. Mr. Cannonier said, “It has come to my attention that funding has not been made available by Government to employ lifeguards this summer. “Lifeguards are an essential service and removing... Read more of this article

2019 Season Lifeguard Service Ends Today

2019 Season Lifeguard Service Ends Today

Effective 5:00 pm today [Nov 18] the Department of Parks 2019 Season Lifeguard Service has ended. A Government spokesperson said, “As a reminder, the Ministry of Public Works advises that effective 5:00 pm today, the Department of Parks 2019 Season Lifeguard Service has ended. “The park ranger service will continue patrolling south shore... Read more of this article

Horseshoe: No Lifeguards From 2pm On Oct 27

Horseshoe: No Lifeguards From 2pm On Oct 27

The Department of Parks is advising that the Lifeguard Service will “temporarily cease operations” from 2.00pm at Horseshoe Bay tomorrow [Oct 27], and will resume with normal operating hours from 10.00am to 6.00pm on Sunday [Oct 28].A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks is advising that the Lifeguard Service will temporarily... Read more of this article

Oct 19-22: No Lifeguard Service At Horseshoe

Oct 19-22: No Lifeguard Service At Horseshoe

[Updated] The Department of Parks is advising that the Lifeguard Service will “temporarily cease operations” at Horseshoe Bay beach from Friday through Monday, and will resume with normal operating hours on Tuesday, October 23.A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks is advising that the Lifeguard Service will temporarily... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Lifeguard Training Course

Photos: Bermuda Lifeguard Training Course

The Department of Parks recently hosted a three-day intense training course for lifeguards, with the training being held for returning lifeguards that have already qualified and have worked with the Department in previous years. A spokesperson said, “Considered ‘Professional Rescuers,’ lifeguards must stay up to date with current practices... Read more of this article

Suspects Caught By Lifeguards & Park Rangers

Suspects Caught By Lifeguards & Park Rangers

[Updated] Two men were arrested yesterday afternoon [Aug 19] after they were chased and caught by Lifeguards and Park Rangers after they were suspected of stealing personal belongings from people at Horseshoe Bay Beach. Police attended Horseshoe Bay Beach at approximately 1pm yesterday, and two young men were seen in police custody on the beach, and... Read more of this article

Fallen Colleague: Lifeguard Services Closing Early

Fallen Colleague: Lifeguard Services Closing Early

Lifeguard Service will be suspending their active duty today [Sept 7] at 1:30pm in order to attend the memorial service of their recently deceased colleague Geoffrey Burns, who tragically died in a traffic accident on September 1st. The 20-year-old lifeguard had worked with the department for two years. Beaches affected include: Horseshoe Bay, John... Read more of this article

Lifeguards Pay Tribute To Fallen Friend

Lifeguards Pay Tribute To Fallen Friend

Members of the Bermuda Lifeguard Service gathered this evening at the spot 20-year-old Geoffrey Burns was involved in a fatal accident this morning. Approximately 20 lifeguards and friends walked from the Department of Parks at Botanical Gardens to the spot on Berry Hill Road in Paget where Mr Burns crashed at 6am today.Many carried flowers, while... Read more of this article

Public Beaches: Lifeguard Service Suspended

Public Beaches: Lifeguard Service Suspended

[Updated] The Department of Parks has issued an announcement saying they “regret to advise that lifeguard service has been suspended today at all public beaches. The public will be advised when lifeguard service resumes. The Department of Parks apologizes for the suspension of service.” No official information as to the reason for the suspension... Read more of this article