Last Week's Lifeguard Stats: 7 Rescues, 9 Stingray Injury Reports

Seal Beach Marine Safety Chief Joe Bailey updates locals on what happened Sept. 28 through Oct. 4.

Seal Beach lifeguards rescued seven people last week and responded to nine people reporting stingray injuries, according to Marine Safety Chief Joe Bailey. 

"Last weekend we had a larger than normal crowd for this time of year," Bailey said in a written statement. "The surf was in the 3-4 foot range and the weather (was) clear and in the high 80s."

Bailey said the temperature is expected to fall along with swell this week.

He also reported the , which led to the closure of the northern section of the Seal Beach beach on Tuesday. 

"The Health Department ordered a closure and the Lifeguard Department enforced the swimming ban," Bailey said. "Once two consecutive water tests showed no contamination the area was opened on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd."

Here are some other stats for Sept. 28 through Oct. 4, according to Bailey.

  • Medical aids: 8
  • Major medical aid: 1
  • Boat rescues: 2


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