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Numerous recorded drownings occur in North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest from 1885 up until World War II. There are more than four dozen men, women and children written about in newspaper articles who perish innocently in the surf off Holly Beach, North Wildwood and Wildwood from 1895 until 1912. In this early period, there are few paid professional municipal lifeguards. Bath houses, piers and hotels hire private lifeguards; this is not a preventative lifesaving measure, but a response to public necessity. Visitors are drowning in the ocean surf.
The expansion of lifeguard forces in the 1920s seemed to move toward protecting lives and preventative lifeguarding. Captain Frank “Dutch” Hoffman is hired in this wave of Wildwood lifeguards. Hoffman’s life on the beach and his experiences in the water will guide him to become a proponent of preventative lifeguarding in Wildwood, NJ.
Características y detalles
- Categoría principal: Historia
- Categorías adicionales Estados Unidos de América (EUA), Acción/Aventuras
Características: 20×25 cm
N.º de páginas: 38
- Tapa dura impresa: 9798210685780
- Fecha de publicación: nov. 16, 2023
- Idioma English
- Palabras clave Beach Patrol, Dutch Hoffman, Lifeguard, Wildwood
Ed Schneider is the Captain of the Wildwood Beach Patrol and is a member of the city’s lifeguard force for over 36 years. Ed graduated from Northeast Catholic High School '87. Ed graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in education. Ed currently teaches history and philosophy at Council Rock South High School where he is an assistant wrestling coach. Ed is a mentor with the Philadelphia Police Athletic League and Beat the Streets Wrestling Programs. He is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Ed is also a member of the Anglesea Irish Society, Ancient Order of Hibernians Div #1 and the Greater Wildwood Elks #1896. Ed is the author of Wildwood 500 Days, My Eyes, WILDWOOD, Captain Dutch Hoffman and numerous smaller projects and articles.