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OCBP to Leave 11 Beaches Starting Today

first_imgOcean City Beach Patrol will end its protection of 11 beaches (including 46th Street, above) starting on Monday, Aug. 24. The Ocean City Department of Fire and Rescue Services announced this week that 11 beaches will not be guarded by the Ocean City Beach Patrol as of Monday, Aug. 24.With many students returning to classes before Labor Day (which falls on the latest possible date this year, Sept. 7), the OCBP does not have the manpower to fully staff  its beaches. The beach patrol offers incentive pay for guards to finish out the season through Labor Day, but that’s not a possibility for some high school and college students or teachers.The following beaches will not be protected for the week of Aug. 24 to 30:Waverly Blvd.Atlantic Blvd.13th Street16th Street (Surfing Beach)17th Street20th Street28th Street46th Street48th Street53rd Street60th StreetFire Chief Chris Breunig said there’s some possibility that additional beaches could left unguarded after Aug. 30.Thirty-one beaches remain protected 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends and Labor Day. Guarded beaches include:Seaspray RoadSurf RoadNorth StreetStenton PlaceSt. Charles PlaceDelancey PlacePark PlaceBrighton Place5th Street7th Street8th Street9th Street10th Street11th Street12th Street14th Street15th Street18th Street22nd Street24th Street26th Street30th Street32nd Street34th Street36th Street39th Street42nd Street44th Street50th Street55th Street58th Streetlast_img

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