Posted on Leave a comment

Lifeguard Shortage Limits Coverage to Oakland Beach

Conimicut Point at Sunset, Jan. 19, 2015.
Conimicut Point at Sunset, Jan. 19, 2015.

WARWICK, RI — Mayor Scott Avedisian’s office has announced that while Conimicut Point Beach and City Park Beach are open to the public, no lifeguards will be stationed at either beach for the remainder of the season  due to a shortage of lifeguards.

Lifeguards will be on duty at Oakland Beach.

“We find that as the summer comes to an end, and students begin to return to school there is sometimes a staffing shortage. This has happened in past years, and the City’s protocol is to display signs stating there is no lifeguard on duty (at the given beaches),” said Courtney Marciano, Avedisian’s press secretary.

Marciano said the announcement about limited lifeguard coverage would’ve needed to be sent regardless of the re-assignment of two City Park lifeguards following the recent drowning death of a six-year-old boy and subsequent Warwick Police investigation into the death.



Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

This is a test