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Beach Safety a Concern Along Florida Gulf

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Beach Safety a Concern Along Florida Gulf

Beach Safety a Concern Along Florida Gulf

Beach Safety a Concern Along Florida Gulf

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A recent rash of drownings along the coast of northwest Florida has officials looking to improve beach safety. Even though hundreds of thousands of people vacation in the region, it's one of the few beach resort areas in the country without widespread lifeguard protection. Some communities say they can't afford to post guards along miles of beach, so they're trying to better educate tourists about surf conditions. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.

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