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Winter demands renewed attention to beach safety

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 5th, 2012




As the winter season draws nearer, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is sounding a warning to beachgoers and urging them to exercise caution. High tides, storms, and wind at this time of year can increase the potential for accident or injury on the coast.

“You should always keep an eye on the ocean,” said OPRD beach safety education coordinator Robert Smith. “Even the most experienced beachcomber can be caught unaware unless they remain attentive.

“This is a great time to enjoy the beauty of the Oregon shore - ask any storm watcher,” added Smith. “People simply need to respect the ocean, seek out safe vantage points, and heed the warnings from park staff or signs.”

For the complete article see the 12-05-2012 issue.

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