Don’t Touch This……

Bricks of cocaine have been washing ashore.  It’s very dangerous to pick them up or handle them as drug dealers often booby trap the contents with fentanyl or other very poisonous drug.  These drugs easily absorb in the body and can kill within minutes.  If something like this is found on the beach, DO NOT […]

Science Reveals the Right Way to Treat a Man O’ War Sting

Stings from a Portuguese man o’ war are as common as they are dangerous, yet there’s a lack of consensus over the best way to treat these painful pricks. New research published in the journal Toxins reveals that stings from the man o’ war (Physalia species) shouldn’t be treated any differently than stings from jellyfish, […]

‘Ellen Alert’: Lifeguards reach out to Ellen DeGeneres for tower project

VERONEWS.COM VERO BEACH — “Ellen, we need your help!” A group of Vero Beach lifeguards assembled along Humiston Beach Park in an ‘Ellen Alert’ video, submitted to the Ellen DeGeneres show this past week. The lifeguards are seen racing across the sand toward the water with their paddle boards and other swimming gear, similar to […]

Press Release: Beachside Bonfire Fest a HUGE Success

Press Release:  For Immediate Release                                                                                                    November 7, 2019 The Vero Beach Lifeguard Association, in conjunction with the beachfront restaurants, are happy to announce that the 2019 Beachside Bonfire Fest was a roaring success. Thousands of attendees drank, ate and danced their way down the beach and Ocean Drive on the evening of November 2nd, […]

Lifeguards Recieve Some Added Protection

The Vero Beach Lifeguard Association donated a sail shade to City of Vero Beach lifeguards to help protect them from the sun at their Humiston tower.  The SPF 50 shade is a welcomed addition to the site.  It will be hung over the boardwalk increasing the shaded area from which lifeguards can observe the beach. 

Vero Beach Author Includes Lifeguards in Latest Book

After a month-long delay from Hurricane Dorian, our undaunted Vero Beach Lifeguard Association held their 9th Annual Poker Pub Crawl Sunday evening at Waldo’s, who graciously hosted the successful event. In honor of the VBLA’s service to our community in keeping our beaches safer, Vero Beach author Alan Wolford was on hand for a Meet […]

Joint training exercise held for missing swimmers

VERONEWS.COM Tuesday, several agencies participated in a mock missing swimmer exercise from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at South Beach Park to train how to respond in such cases. The joint training helps different agencies work together smoothly and eliminates confusion when a real emergency arises, officials said.