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Brevard Beaches stay safe for the Fourth

Lifeguards say no swimmers badly hurt Monday

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – Brevard County Ocean Rescue says its personnel pulled seven people from the water Monday but no one was badly hurt.

Yellow flags were flying on county beaches, showing moderate swimming conditions.

"It's a great day to be at the beach," Ocean Rescue Chief Eisen Witcher said.

Enjoying the Fourth of July holiday, News 6 spotted UCF football defensive backs coach Travis Fisher on the beach with his family.

"We're going to enjoy the whole day," Fisher said.  "We're going to pop some fireworks at night."

Other swimmers speaking to News 6 Monday included Julio Melendez and Mike Dombrowski.

"Awesome, great weather," Melendez said.

"Relaxing, beautiful beaches," Dombrowski said.

Billy Demmer, from Cocoa, also spoke to News 6.

He came to the beach with a friend.

"It's just great times," Demmer said.

Thousands on the beach celebrated Independence Day, but also in the corner of their minds, beachgoers thought of those who were not celebrating.

"We do get in the spirit of things around here you know, as beach ambassadors," Witcher said.

This Fourth of July marked the first major beach holiday since the Pulsenightclub mass shooting.

"You see everybody out here having a good time and it kind of makes you feel a lot better," Fisher said.

"I met a bunch of people out here today who are from Orlando out here right now having a good time, and I think that's awesome for everybody."

"God bless them, and all we can do is pray for them and hope that everybody can enjoy the Fourth," Demmer said.


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