2015-07-30 / Front Page

Sun, Surf and Safety

Bennett Lanni of the Westerly Beach team sprints into the surf as part of the ocean rescue kayak four-man relay, one of several athletic endurance tests on land and sea held July 28-29 in the 39th annual Newport Invitational Lifeguard Tournament at Easton’s Beach. Lanni and his competitors had to paddle out 800 yards in a kayak into the ocean, then paddle back, handing off the kayak paddle to the next team member until all four completed the course. Each team provided its own equipment, including rescue boards, ocean rescue kayaks, rescue lines, torpedo buoys with cords, and boats. Six teams entered the competition, which was won by Narragansett Town Beach. For more details, see story on page 3. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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