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Welcome to the Online Headquarters of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol.

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Updates, Events, and Information
Night Rescue

Night Rescue Supervisors Dain Buck and Thomas “TK” Mills made their way carefully through the dark ...

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Lightning

Lightning The lone lifeguard stood on Stewart Beach. The air was thick as a dark, ...

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Tech and Harvey

Tech and Harvey As Beach Patrol Supervisor Austin Kirwin navigated his jet ski to the side of ...

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Galveston Marine Response Group Assists with Harvey Rescues

Galveston Marine Response Group Assists with Harvey Rescues Michelle Gomez slid off of the rescue sled and into the water. She half ...

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Big Rescue

Big Rescue Time slowed as I jumped off the wall and ran to the water. I ...

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Teamwork Across Texas Agencies

Teamwork Across Texas Agencies It has been a rough summer on the upper Texas coast up to this ...

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May School Graduates

May School Graduates We are having another tryout and lifeguard academy that will start at 7am on ...

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Tryout Time

Tryout Time Lifeguard tryouts are this Saturday! I’m relieved we’re finally to this point. Spring is always ...

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Pleasure Pier Rescue

Pleasure Pier Rescue The waves weren't that big but there was a steady current running from east ...

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Easter Tragedy

Easter Tragedy Easter was a beautiful day on the beach. It was sunny and warm with ...

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Teamwork

Teamwork Calvin Stevens Jr., a new parking attendant, rode his Segue up on the seawall. ...

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Spring break Sand

Spring break Sand If you’ve braved the seawall during Spring Break you’ve seen the beach getting bigger ...

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Salute to Officer Chris Sanderson

Salute to Officer Chris Sanderson As I drove down the row of towers checking on the guards I heard ...

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Wave Watchers

Wave Watchers The Beach Patrol has been fortunate for many, many years to have great support ...

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Galveston Beaches and their History

Galveston Beaches and their History   I mentioned in a previous column that when I started working for the Beach ...

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