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Rip current signs should be more visible on Holden Beach

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To the editor:

I live near Holden Beach and have for many years now. My kids and I go to the beach every chance we get. A few weeks ago, I was walking up the steps at the east end to get on the beach and noticed this sign and thought, “Why is this sign not noticeable?” And this is just one of the problems I’ve found on the beach, like public showers not working or steps and walkways broken or falling apart.

Two-and-a-half years ago, my kids and I got sucked out by a rip current on a super moon day, so I know how important it is to know this information on what to do if it should happen.

I would also like to know why Holden Beach doesn’t flag its beach when needed. It wouldn’t take long or much money to do so. Patrols ride up and down the beach all day anyway, so why not put flags out? It would probably save many lives. I know we have lost a few lives in the past few years on Brunswick County beaches because of rip currents.

 

Robin Bernabe

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