I guess with the water hitting the 70s while still in February, any lingering doubts about the validity of global warming have literally melted away.

With the warm weather came the crowds in all their diverse glory. Any kind of person you can imagine seems to end up on our beaches. Being within striking range of the most diverse city in the United States, this is inevitable.

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


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domenico nuckols

Go David I love you!!!!!

Bailey Jones

I can't imagine such a loss. My sincerest condolences to the family. Your team sees so much trauma and tragedy, I'm sure it takes a toll.

Rusty Schroeder

Peter is now going Greta with Global Warming excuses, sad. Guatemalan teens, 1 month in our country, in chest deep water and can't swim. Everything you said Peter is liberal jibberish while totally sidestepping the facts. Why don't you start educating parents on being better parents while focusing on the real problems of immigration. The lives lost on the sandbar from beach drownings are predominately hispanic, do a graph of the last 10 years of drownings if you don't believe. Language barriers, lack of knowledge understanding rip currents, and kids left unattended come to a more reasonable conclusion. I used to have a lot of faith in your words, but sadly I believe you are just a talking head now that gets thrown out there for Park Board public relations. Don't go blaming 2 twin brother's deaths on Global Warming, you are better than that. rs

Chris DeVries

Today's weather: Cloudy, windy and 57 degrees (feels like 52 in Galveston). I'm sure all our Spring Breakers wish Peter was correct about that global warming.

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