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Pinellas to post 78 rip current warning signs along county beaches

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Back in October of 2015, Pinellas County Commission decided to revaluate beach safety measures throughout the county. The move came following the drowning of 9-year-old Cameron Bullard, who was playing with cousins in ankle-deep water on St. Pete Beach — being watched by adult family members — when a large wave suddenly swept the boy deeper into the Gulf with the rip current. Pinellas Marine units, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife were all involved in the…

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Ken Welch calls for warning signs on beaches following 9-year-old’s drowning

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Earlier this month, a 9-year-old boy drowned in the waters off of St. Pete Beach. Now, Pinellas County is re-evaluating the warning signage — or lack thereof — on its beaches. “I want to take a look at the signage and see if there’s anything else we can do on our beach front,” said longtime Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch, speaking during Commission’s Oct. 20 meeting. “Because, a parent might think that if you’re in ankle-deep water, you’re OK. Obviously,…

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