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No Lifeguards This Summer Could Be Permanent

(Michigan City, IN) - No lifeguards at the beach in Michigan City could

be permanent for the rest of the summer.

There were no lifeguards at Washington Park last weekend.

Mayor Duane Parry cited a need to save money during a budget crisis

but left open the possibility of lifeguards returning.

Now, the mayor’s office reports just one lifeguard from last year

applied to return.

Dozens of others did not meet the required qualifications.

In addition, the mayor’s office reports the hands-on portion

of the screening for applicants is not being allowed by the

American Red Cross due to COVID-19.

That has brought hiring lifeguards to a standstill.

As a result, a decision has been made for individuals to swim at their

own risk, according to the mayor’s office.

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