With Labor Day upon us, we’re expecting several hundred thousand people to be on the island this weekend. That allows many chances to have something go wrong.

We’ve had a number of close calls in recent weeks. Most, or all, of these incidents happened at least partly due to momentary lapses in judgment.

Peter Davis is chief of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol. The views in this column are Davis’ and do not necessarily represent those of the Beach Patrol, Galveston Park Board of Trustees or any other entity.

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