N.B. town struggles to find lifeguards for public beaches
A town in New Brunswick is struggling to find enough lifeguards for its beaches.
CTV Atlantic reports two public beaches in the town of Rothesay will be without a lifeguard on duty for several days this summer.
Charles Jensen, Rothesay’s parks and recreation director, tells CTV Atlantic the town is struggling to get enough guards as they typically hire seven or eight, but currently only have five lifeguards hired.
He says as a result the two Rothesay beaches at Renforth and K-Park will not be guarded on Mondays.
Jensen says he hopes to find a few more lifeguards before July.
Meanwhile, Angela Johnson of the Lifesaving Society of New Brunswick in Fredericton says this issue has become a challenge throughout North America and adds they're working with pools and waterfronts to come up with solutions and find people who want to do the job.
~ With files from CTV Atlantic.