Getting separated from your children
Thousands hit the beach this weekend, making it easy to lose track of all your family
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It only takes a few seconds for you to become separated from your family on a beach with thousands of people; the Volusia County Beach Patrol has a tool help combat the problem.
The extra security item is a yellow waterproof wristbands called Res-Q bands.
Josh Rynne and his family are visiting from South Florida. Rynne has concerns about his two children. "One blink of an eye and they can be somewhere else, it's nice to know there's a little extra security there," said Rynne.
"Each year we have about 100 displaced children from their families here on the beach. When you have small children on the beach, everything looks the same and it's easy for them to wander off, especially if it's very crowded," said, Capt. Tammy Marris from Volusia Beach Safety.
The bands, which are available all year long, have the parents' name and phone numbers on them to help reconnect lost children with their families.
The free wristbands are available at any Volusia County lifeguard stand.
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