Walton Looks at Lifeguard Plans

Walton County commissioners have approved a plan to hire lifeguards.

The plan calls for the county to hire lifeguards to man six public beach access points throughout the south end county.

They'll patrol the beaches from mid-March through September, but the commissioners haven't come up with an estimated cost, or who's going to pay for the program, the county or the Tourist Development Council?

The South Walton TDC is now preparing a bid for proposals from lifeguard services.

Officials are hoping to have the lifeguards in place by next spring.