Easter weekend emergencies

 Law enforcement and emergency rescue personnel gather at Cortez Beach April 6 in Bradenton Beach following a report of a missing 6-year-old girl. According to Manatee Marine Rescue Capt. Joe Westermann, the girl’s mother and grandmother had just been rescued from a riptide by bystanders when the family noticed the girl was missing. Fearing she was in the water, multiple agencies responded to search for the girl, who was located several blocks away by the Bradenton Beach Police Department. Islander Courtesy Photo


 A beachgoer was life flighted from Holmes Beach City Hall field, April 6, following an accident at Coquina Beach. According to the Bradenton Beach Police Department, a girl was injured while operating a watercraft, but no information was available at press time to confirm any details. Islander Courtesy Photo

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