Massachusetts state increases lifeguards on duty at beaches, swimming areas

Boston: Massachusetts is increasing lifeguard hours in about 30 swimming areas across the state starting Saturday.

since last summer spike in drowning And Lifeguard Hiring Incentive Earlier this year, the state said lifeguards would be on duty from 10:15 am to 5:45 am, either five or seven days a week. place,

“Safety at our waterfront is a top priority for the Baker-Polito Administration and we continue to recruit lifeguards who are dedicated to ensuring residents and visitors can experience these extraordinary waterfronts in a safe environment all season long. able,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Beth Card.

Since Memorial Day weekend, DCR-designated swimming areas have been conducting water quality tests. These places also have ropes and buoys, indicating where individuals should swim. However, the DCR said that even when lifeguards are on duty, people should still practice water safety.