RV Park and Campground Briefs
A 65-year-old man drowned while trying to save a 4-year-old girl struggling in rip currents at Florida's Honeymoon Island State Park, officials said Monday (April 9).
Three children vacationing from Ohio became caught in rip currents at Pet Beach in the southern portion of the state park in Dunedin on Sunday, Florida Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Jennifer Diaz told FoxNews.com.
The children's parents, Kevin and Nicole Monahan, responded and were able to rescue two of them, Bryden, 10, and Ruby, 5, Diaz said.
Alan B. Hall, a resident of Land O' Lakes, Fla., then noticed the third child was still in distress and he ran into the water to save Lucy, the 4-year-old girl. After grabbing the girl and pushing her out of the current, she was able to swim back to shore. But Hall turned face down in the water, Diaz said.
Hall was retrieved by a boater and was administered CPR on the shore, where he was unresponsive and not breathing. He later died upon arrival at Mease Dunedin Hospital, Diaz said.
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From The Republic, Phoenix:
The National Park Service is asking members of the public for their opinions on proposed changes at Lake Mead on the Arizona-Nevada line.
The federal agency says it wants to upgrade the 65-year-old Boulder Beach Campground with enlarged campsites, better accessibility and the removal of exotic vegetation.
Because the campground is a historic place, the agency is required to seek public input on the changes.
From Fox5 TV, San Diego:
Two popular Southern California campgrounds that were closed because of the state budget crisis have reopened — at least for a while.
State park officials said that Green Valley Campground and Granite Springs Environmental Campground in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park reopened over the weekend. Both were closed last year when the park system announced service reductions to save money.
The campgrounds will remain open until June 30, when they will close again unless more funding becomes available, park officials said.
From CFRA Radio, Ottawa:
Ottawa's expanded outdoor smoking bylaw doesn't force smokers to butt out at the municipal campground on Corkstown Road.
In a letter to the Ottawa Municipal Campground Authority, Medical Officer of Health Doctor Isra Levy and City Solicitor Rick O'Connor write local boards don't fall under the new bylaw.
The letter "invites" the Ottawa Municipal Campground to consider banning smoking on all outdoor property at the campsite on Corkstown Road ahead of the summer camping season.
The city banned smoking on all municipal property, including parks and city facilities, on April 2.
The Ottawa Municipal Campground Authority will discuss the smoking ban at its meeting on Monday.
From The Daily News, Galveston:
A toddler found floating Sunday night in a beach front lagoon was pronounced dead early Monday morning, an official said.
Mia Briones, 2, of Houston, was with a group of relatives when she apparently wandered off. After a 10-minute search, relatives found Mia in a brackish pond near the beach at Dellanera RV Park, just west of 7 Mile Road, officials with the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office and Galveston Island Beach Patrol said. She is believed to have drowned.
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