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March, 2015  // Posts published in March, 2015

27 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Hypothermia Story

Hypothermia Story

Hypothermia Story

Many of you probably remember the story from a couple of weeks ago about the little girl who suffered mild hypothermia after swimming in the beach water on a day when the water was 58 degrees over Spring Break. I was fortunate to have a long conversation the other day with her mother and found […]

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20 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Spring Break Update

Spring Break Update

Spring Break Update

Spring Break has been interesting this year. So far we’ve had quite a few people down on the island but the weather has alternately been very near perfect or awful. But every time the sun comes out the beaches suddenly fill up so there definitely are people here on the island. Last weekend the water […]

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13 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Aloha Pat

Aloha Pat

Aloha Pat

We’re all really mad at that groundhog that it doesn’t feel like spring, but this weekend is the start of the biggest spring break weekend. The Beach Patrol’s pace accelerates rapidly because the first wave of our seasonal lifeguards come back and do their annual requalification swim and other requirements and head out to the […]

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06 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Winter Dangers

Winter Dangers

Winter Dangers

For those who have not heard, there was a terrible accident last weekend involving a couple of kayakers in West Bay. The Galveston Daily News did a comprehensive story on it, but in a nutshell two kayakers were capsized by strong currents and one managed to make it to a channel marker post where he […]

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