Posted: Jan 28, 2013 5:41 PM by Rachel Cole -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Jan 28, 2013 7:03 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Spring break is right around the corner and the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department is already planning for the beach crowds.
Beach Superintendent derek herzog says the city wants to have the beaches ready for big crowds but there's always one goal every year.
"We want people to come out we want to have a huge successful spring break the more people the merrier," Derek said. "Biggest objective, safety, anybody going to the beach being safe we want to make sure the traffic flows well we want to make sure people are able to come out and have a good time and enjoy the area."
Derek says several departments will be policing the Northern part of Packery Channel, where they anticipate 10,000 spring breakers to set up shop March 9th-17th. He says along with all those beach people, will be additional police on the shores and the roadways to monitior anyone who plans to drink and drive.
"We're going to have people out there but its on people to be safe," he said.
He says it's also important for people to be mindful around the water
"Know your limitation if you're going to get in the water. If you're not a strong swimmer not to get too far out there," Derek said.
Derek says first aid equipment will be available up and down the beach.
"We get a lot of minor cuts and scrapes and things like that and it's not anything that really needs to call 911 for so they see the emergency vehicle and they run up and ask for a band-aid so were able to hand out minor first aid," he added.
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