Kids learn the basics of lifeguarding
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — Learning how to save lives can never start too early. Pools and beaches across the state continue to struggle under a lifeguard shortage, but at Emerald Isle they are teaching the next generation the basics of beach safety at a junior lifeguard camp.
The kids are learning CPR, first aid, beach flag safety, marine life and rescue techniques.
Kids get ready to practice the basics of a water rescue. (Photo: Jenna Rae Gaertner)
Mackenzie McClarney has been a lifeguard for six summers in a row.