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NH Residents Reject Funding Lifeguards at Beach After Drownings

The rejected proposal called for $225,000 to fund lifeguards at Seabrook Beach for the summer

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    Push for Safety Measures After Rip Current Deaths

    Major safety changes could be on the way after a husband and wife died after being caught in a rip current at Seabrook Beach in New Hampshire.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 10, 2018)

    Residents in a New Hampshire town have voted against funding lifeguards at a beach where a married couple drowned last year.

    The original amendment to the Seabrook town budget called for $225,000 to fund lifeguards at Seabrook Beach over the summer.

    Town selectman declined to support the amendment, saying hiring lifeguards could open the town up to lawsuits and the cost was too high for taxpayers.

    Resident Debbie Tomaszewski proposed lowering the cost to $120,000 by reducing lifeguards, but her motion also failed Tuesday.

    Community Mourns Husband, Wife Who Died in NH Rip Current

    [NECN] Community Mourns Husband, Wife Who Died in NH Rip Current

    A Massachusetts husband and wife have been identified as two swimmers who died following a struggle in strong rip currents in Seabrook, New Hampshire on Sunday.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 20, 2018)

    The amendment was proposed after Michael Cote and Laura Cote, of Methuen, Massachusetts, were caught in a rip current at the beach in August and later died.

    A friend of the couple, Al Cestrone says he is "disappointed" in Tuesday's result.

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