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Published on April 01, 2024
San Diego Lifeguards and Police Boost Safety Measures for Spring Break Beach CrowdsSource: City of San Diego

As spring break waves in a tide of beachgoers, San Diego's guardians of the shore are ramping up their presence to ensure safety is the priority. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department's lifeguards plan to closely monitor the bustling beaches and Mission Bay this week, cautioning revelers to adhere strictly to local ordinances.

In line with their commitment to keeping the peace and safety, San Diego Police are cracking down on any beach bound partiers trying to break the law by bringing alcohol onto the sands. In an effort to curb any dangerous incidents, the law enforcement has made it clear they will be issuing citations for those who ignore the alcohol ban, as detailed in a statement obtained by InsideSD. Overstepping on regulations regarding bonfires is another potential pitfall for visitors, as they are only permitted in designated City-issued fire rings.

"Lifeguards and police officers patrolling the beaches and Mission Bay want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience," expressed Lifeguard Chief James Gartland. He particularly pointed to the importance of being informed on safety regulations before operating any vessels, and the dangers posed by unauthorized vessel rental operations.

The beaches see an extraordinary flood of visitors annually—with lifeguards conducting an estimated 7,000 rescues per year, according to figures from the City's website