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City Lifeguards Wrap-up Summer Duties Next Sunday

Mercer Island lifeguards will end their season on Sept. 2 at Mercer Island's only guarded beach at Luther Burbank Park.

Around this time next week on Sunday, Sept. 2, will be wrapping up their lifesaving duties this summer at . 

Mercer Island once staffed lifeguards at all three local beaches, including and , but those positions were eliminated — along with the city's own swimming beach water quality monitoring program — with cuts to the city budget in 2008 and 2010. A lifeguard staffing shortage also ended the beach season a week early last year.

Lifeguards will be on duty through Sunday, Sept. 2 until 6 p.m. For more information, contact the at 275-7609.

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