Huntington Beach Marine Safety Week Photos and Lifesaving Tips with T. Villalobos

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Huntington Beach -- Photos and Videos from the Marine Safety Open House. Tony Villalobos, Marine Safety Officer, with Chris MacDonald, Ambassador, Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District

Guide to Safety Tips

1. Swim Near A Lifeguard: USLA statistics over a ten year period show that the chance of drowning at a beach without lifeguard protection is almost five times as great as drowning at a beach with lifeguards. United States Lifeguard Association has calculated the chance that a person will drown while attending a beach protected by USLA affiliated lifeguards at 1 in 18 million.

The lesson? Always swim near a lifeguard, who is trained to watch for danger, and save the lives of swimmers in trouble. He or she can call for help and have assistance from land or in the water via special craft.