Red flags to be flown along World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona & other Volusia County beaches

Photo for Headline Surfer by Steve Bibeault / The morning surf is calm along Daytona Beach Shores on this Tuesday morning shortly after sunrise.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Beach Safety flew the red flag on Monday, the Dr. Martin Lurther King, Jr. holiday, red signalling rough surf.

"We had one water rescue where we pulled two victims to shore without incident," Beach Safety Senior Capt. Andrew Ethridge reported in an email to Headline Surfer. " "The beach was packed again due to the nice weather and the crowds kept Beach Safety personnel busy with various calls for service. There were no major incidents to report at this time."

"We had one water rescue where we pulled two victims to shore without incident," Beach Safety Senior Capt. Andrew Ethridge reported in an email to Headline Surfer. " "The beach was packed again due to the nice weather and the crowds kept Beach Safety personnel busy with various calls for service. There were no major incidents to report at this time."

Weather todays calls for mostly sunny skies, with a high near 79, with a light and variable wind, becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph. Rip currents are expected and so the red flag is expecyed to be flown again today, according to the beach report on Volusia County's website.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.