Board Watch: New Lifeguard Boat

By November 10, 2016LACoFD News
Boat 20 is the newest addition to the Baywatch fleet. Photo by Nicole Mooradian.

Boat 20, whose purchase was approved in 2013, is the newest addition to the Baywatch fleet. Photo by Nicole Mooradian.

by Pearl Castillo

At its meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of a new lifeguard rescue boat.

The new boat will cost about $900,000.

The Department will deploy the rescue boat to provide emergency medical services and search and rescue efforts to distressed mariners from Point Conception to Seal Beach and 50 miles out to sea.

The Lifeguard Division currently has nine operational rescue boats and one reserve to cover 72 miles of coastline, mid-channel, and Catalina Island. Twenty-four-hour rescue boats operate out of Marina Del Rey, Avalon, Isthmus and the Port of Los Angeles.