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Beachgoers Reminded About Deadly Stretch

Coast Guard rescue swimmers dropped onto the beach this weekend to warm beach goers about the waters in San Luis Pass.
Coast Guard rescue swimmers dropped onto the beach this weekend to warm beach goers about the waters in San Luis Pass.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Stephen Lehmann

There have been a number of drownings near San Luis Pass. The strait is located at the southwestern tip of Galveston Island, and has taken on a reputation as a deadly spot for swimmers.

Not because of Jaws or anything, but because of the dangerous rip currents and sudden drop-offs.

Four people perished in those waters last year around this time. The Coast Guard's Air Station Houston conducted a public information campaign this holiday weekend, making landings near the beach, handing out flyers about the dangers and reminding people to heed "no swimming" signs.


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