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New bollards, signage aim to protect Packery Channel swimmers

Posted at 11:09 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 00:11:00-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If you're planning to head to the beach, there are some dangers you need to know about.

With Spring Break coming soon, the beach is a hot-spot for many visitors, but many visitors might not be familiar with area waters.

The city wants beach-goers to educate themselves.

Earlier in the week, City of Corpus Christi workers placed several new bollards and new signage warning visitors not to swim in designated areas at the Packery Channel.

The city is notifying beach-goers the need to be careful of rip currents.

City staff believe having these signs and bollards especially will help out-of-town visitors.

The city said this is part of their beach safety initiative, and they want to educate the public.

“While visiting the beach, be mindful of the signs," said Parks and Recreation Department spokeswoman Lisa Oliver. "Not only the new signs outlining which are the areas that are not safe to swim in or no swimming, but we also ask that visitors be mindful of the notification flags that are placed -- whether it is red, yellow, or green -- to help identify what the beach conditions are for the day.”

Also, Oliver said lifeguards along with beach, and rescue will be patrolling the area educating visitors as well.

To see more on how to protect yourself from rip currents check out this link.