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October, 2015  // Posts published in October, 2015

30 Oct Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Storm

Storm

Storm

The weather last weekend was a good dry run for the emergency services. With the mix of a low in the Gulf, the incredibly powerful hurricane crossing over from Mexico, and a strong frontal system converging all around the same time no one knew exactly how bad it would get. There are a lot of […]

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23 Oct Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Car In The Water

Car In The Water

Car In The Water

“Beach Patrol, car in the water 8 mile road bayside. Occupants possibly trapped inside”. A call we dread, particularly at night. Supervisor Mary Stewart was on call for Beach Patrol last Tuesday. Supervisor/Officer Austin Kirwin happened to be near the radio and asked if she wanted assistance, which she wisely accepted. Water call at night […]

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16 Oct Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Early Run

Early Run

Early Run

The air had just a tinge of pre-dawn chill and the sun peeked over the water as I started my early morning run. The rays were touching the tops of buildings and were moments from hitting us as I jogged past the woman sitting hunched over and alone on the seawall bench. She must have […]

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09 Oct Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Sharkbite Reflections

Sharkbite Reflections

Sharkbite Reflections

If you somehow missed all the media coverage this week, a 13 year old boy from Odessa was bitten by a shark last Monday. He and his brother were swimming around 37th street and noticed fish swimming all around them. One fish even hit him which caused them to start towards shore. When they were […]

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03 Oct Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Brian Kyle Letter

Brian Kyle Letter

Brian Kyle Letter

Brian Kyle, who is the Lead Meteorologist for our local weather office, wrote the following: Whistles were going nuts on the beach. Initially, I didn’t think much of it. I figured it was the Galveston Island Beach Patrol directing unknowing swimmers away from one of the many rock groins where deadly rip currents are frequently […]

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