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Swim ‘at your own risk’ at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Tuesdays, Wednesdays due to lifeguard shortage

Swim ‘at your own risk’
Published: Jul. 11, 2021 at 11:12 PM EDT
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LAKE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Swimmers planning to hit the beach during the week at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park will do so at their own risk because of a lifeguard shortage.

The Lake Metroparks announced Sunday on their Facebook page that the beach’s lifeguard stands will be unstaffed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting on July 13.

Brian Davidson of Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park said, “The proverbial wave came and hit us hard. We tried to offer a couple of classes this year to get guards certified, we advertised but no one applied.”

Davidson told 19 News me there’s the least amount of traffic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which is why they picked those two days to leave these chairs empty.

Typically there are at least 6 lifeguards staffing the beach.

The park will also not collect parking fees on those days.

Additional information and updates will be available on the Lake Metropark website.

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