If you went to the beach this week, you might have noticed something missing.
The Seal Beach Marine Safety Department took the lifeguard towers down Wednesday giving them the opportunity “to complete much needed maintenance," according to Joe Bailey, Marine Safety chief.
With the towers under renovation, lifeguards "will be patrolling in Lifeguard trucks until March of next year,” Bailey said in his weekly update on department activities.
Other lifeguard news
-- The tower removal also coincides with the upcoming construction of the winter sand berm, which protects Seal Way residents from “costal flooding high tides and high surf,” according to Nick Bolin, marine safety officer.
Construction is expected to begin in November and should be completed before Thanskgiving. East Beach will be closed during construction.
-- During the lifeguards rescued six competitors and performed two medical aids.
Lifeguard Status Report for Oct. 19 to Oct. 25
Medical aids 4
Major medical aid 1
Stingray injuries 2
Boat rescues 1