Since 2010, 6 people have drowned on Navarre Beach in the unguarded area that would be covered by these proposed rescue tube stations. In two instances, the victim of drowning was attempting to rescue a swimmer in distress.
Rescue tubes have shown to be effective in helping both swimmers in distress and the Samaritan attempting to assist them in reaching the beach safely.
The cost to install and maintain the rescue tube stations would be paid by the Rotary Club of Navarre. In addition to the rescue tube stations, the Rotary Club plans to produce an instructional website and video.
Rotary Club of Navarre is very excited that Santa Rosa County BoCC are considering our proposal and we look forward to working with the County on helping make Navarre Beach safer.
Please contact Rotary Club of Navarre Club Secretary Bryan Boney for additional information regarding this proposal by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for copy of proposal.