Report claims Brooklyn beaches pose danger to public

A report claims city beaches are understaffed and dangerous to beachgoers.

The report by public advocate Betsy Gotbaum cites lack of pay as one of the central problems in recruiting lifeguards. According to Gotbaum, New York lifeguards have much less to deposit into their bank accounts in comparison to lifeguards in Los Angeles and Miami. Gotbaum says another danger ocean and sand lovers face is poorly marked swim zones that are only in English.

The Parks Department argues Brooklyn beaches have seen a 10 percent increase in its 2005 staff as opposed to 2004.

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