Volunteer lifeguards to return to duty at Jacksonville Beach

Published on April 18, 2023 at 3:15 pm

After months of negotiations, volunteer lifeguards will once again help patrol Jacksonville Beach this summer, keeping alive a 112-year-old tradition that’s unique to the beach city.

Following a Department of Labor ruling in 2021, the city removed the Volunteer Life Saving Corps from duty and locked them out of the historic oceanfront station from which they had operated for decades.

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But in an agreement approved unanimously by the Jacksonville Beach City Council on Monday, the volunteer corps will withdraw a lawsuit against the city and once again post members on the beach.

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