|Pensacola Beach lifeguards slow drownings|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
PENSACOLA BEACH — On Labor Day weekend 2003, the scene along Santa Rosa and Escambia beaches was one of pandemonium.
Sheriff’s deputies in helicopters buzzing over the beach begged people to get out of the dangerous surf in the Gulf of Mexico. With no laws on the books to force people to stay out of the Gulf on a red flag day, sirens wailed warning of dangerous conditions. People ignored them and died.
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