Volusia County's beach cam on Dunlawton in Daytona Beach Shores not working

Beach cam off Flaglewr Avenue ramp in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, sdhows minimal beach visitors on this Thursday afternoon / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / The screenshot above shows the blackened Daytona Beach cam, whicxh is not working, while the second beach cam near the Flagler Avenue beach ramp in New Smyrna Beach shows minimal baach visitors on this Thursday afternoon with overcast skies.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of Volusia County's two beach cams for online viewers is working.

The "Daytona Beach" beach cam at the Dunlawton approach in Daytona Beach Shores shows shows a blackened blackened screen with a brief message that reads: "We are havoing problems with playback. We apologize for the inconvenience."

The cam has been inoperable since last weekend. The audio is fine, but the video feed is off. The other county beach cam on the Flagler Avenue Beach ramp is working fine. 

A beach safety officer who answered a call to the county law enforcement agency apologized to Headline Surfer for the inconvenience, but said he didn't know what the cause of the problem was or when it would be fixed. A voice mail message left for the director, Ray Manchester, went unanswered.

A beach safety officer who answered a call to the county law enforcement agency apologized to Headline Surfer for the inconvenience, but said he didn't know what the cause of the problem was or when it would be fixed. A voice mail message left for the director, Ray Manchester, went unanswered.

Headline Surfer has taken screen shots in the last couple of weeks from both cams to show beach activity is at a minimum despite the hue and cry of the Sons of the Beach organization about the inconvenience of beach access with the county closing five gates earlier this month to save upwards of $180,000 to $200,000 in costs. Anyone can drive on stretches of the beach where beach driving is allowed. They just have to go to the next ramp if one they are trying to access is closed.

 

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.