LA County Lifeguards made 597 rescues over the weekend of July 7 through 9, 2017. Photo courtesy of LA County Lifeguards.

LA County Lifeguards made 597 rescues over the weekend of July 7 through 9, 2017. Photo courtesy of LA County Lifeguards.

by Pearl Castillo

Warm weather kept LA County Lifeguards busy post 4th of July weekend. Here’s an activity update from the weekend of July 7 through 9.

   Weekend Total
Attendance  2,467,350
Rescues  597
Major/ Minor Medical calls  727

Lifeguards urge everyone to follow these safety tips when visiting beaches this summer:

• Check in with the lifeguard for current ocean conditions and hazards.
• Always swim, surf, or bodyboard near an open lifeguard tower.
• Always swim, surf, or bodyboard within your abilities. Use good judgment.