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A safer 4th on the island

A safer 4th on the island

POSTED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 8:04am

Beach patrol: No July 4th drownings on Galveston Island

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; despite crowds celebrating Independence Day, no drowning deaths were reported as of Thursday night on Galveston Island.

As of 9 p.m., there had been no drownings, but a woman was rescued from shallow water about 7:15 p.m. east of the 29th Street jetty, according to Galveston Island Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis.

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