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Santa Rosa to kick up swimmer safety efforts

A group in Navarre Beach is looking for new ways to educate swimmers.  The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council wants swimmers to know how serious water conditions can be.  Some of their ideas include, making a video to share called, "How to Survive Riptide."  They also discussed adding more lifeguards to the west side of the pier.
 
You arent supposed to swim when the surf is high and the flag is red, but surfers like Colyn Fowler still take the risk.  He says "The rip current, it is really strong and it just pulls you to one side or it can pull you straight out."

Navarre Beach has already had one drowning this season.  The Tourist Development Council is now taking action.  They're looking for new ways to improve water safety.

They formed a committee and plan to meet with Pensacola Beach Public Safety to ask how they protect swimmers. Whether it's adding more signs or more lifeguards, the tourism council would like to improve education for swimmers as soon as possible.