For members of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol, rescuing beachgoers in trouble is no easy task. And, it becomes much more difficult during cold weather and in the dark of night.

Recently, the beach patrol team completed a night-training drill to make them more comfortable and better prepared to perform these rescues.

Mary Beth Bassett is the public relations coordinator for the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Park Board of Trustees.

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