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Law Enforcement Efforts over Rod Run Weekend Leads to a Safer Roadway Event

LONG BEACH, Wash. - Local law enforcement agencies in Pacific County are calling Rod Run a successful event, with no major incidents to report over the weekend of events.

Organized by the Beach Barons, the 30th Annual Rod Run to the End of the World has grown in the number of spectators over the past two decades. Approximately 760 classic vehicles met at Wilson Field for the two day event, where an estimated 8,000 people viewed the cars and participated in several family friendly events.

 

Although the Beach Barons have very strict rules regarding alcohol consumption on the grounds of the event, often the alcohol related problems occur after the festivities wrap up for the day and spectators gather along the streets of Long Beach to view the classic cars once again.

 

Swimmer rescued off of Long Beach Sunday

LONG BEACH, Wash. – Surf rescue teams saved a distressed swimmer about 200 yards off of Long Beach on Sunday. South Pacific County Technical Rescue reports a rescue swimmer stabilized the victim around 5:30 Sunday evening, personal watercraft were used to get the swimmer back to the beach near the Lighthouse Resort south of Cranberry Rd.
The victim was not identified, responders reported they had no life jacket, wet suit, or fins, had a boogie board without a leash and were reported to be a poor swimmer.

Pacific County Burn Ban Effective Immediately

LONG BEACH, Wash. – Pacific County is implementing a “Burn Ban” effective immediately and running through Sept. 30.
The Burn Ban applies to all outdoor burning except recreational cooking fires in approved fire pits that are limited to 3-feet in diameter and 2-feet in height. Fires for debris disposal are not considered recreational and are not allowed under any circumstances.

Contact your local fire district for more information. You can also contact the county office in Long Beach at 642-9382; or South Bend at 875-9356.

Earlier this month, Grays Harbor County implemented a burn ban as well.