BCSO announce purple and red flags to be posted Saturday on county beaches

 BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – On Friday, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced they have posted double red flags on the beach of Bay County. Officials said these flags are posted due to several reported shark attacks Friday afternoon in the waters of nearby Walton County. Bay County officials have learned that bait fish are […] [[{“value”:”

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – On Friday, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced they have posted double red flags on the beach of Bay County.

Officials said these flags are posted due to several reported shark attacks Friday afternoon in the waters of nearby Walton County.


Multiple shark incidents reported in Walton County

Bay County officials have learned that bait fish are schooling near the shore at this time of year which may have been a contributing factor in the attacks. Sheriff Tommy Ford has been in conversation with Florida Wildlife Conservation, according to a news release.

In coordination with Bay County and Panama City Beach officials, on Saturday the BCSO will post single red flags and purple flags on the beaches of Bay County.

Purple flags indicate the presence of dangerous marine life and single red flags indicate high hazard conditions.

Bay County Sheriff’s Office said residents and visitors are encouraged to use the utmost caution when deciding to enter the water or permitting children to enter the Gulf this weekend.

“}]] 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Random Youtube Video