Wristbands help keep tabs on kids on Daytona Beach

Author: Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Officials in Daytona Beach will pass out yellow, waterproof wristbands to beachgoers this summer to help reduce the number of lost children.

It’s the second year for the program in Volusia County, where the Beach Safety Division hands out the bracelets between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Parents or guardians are asked to scribble their phone on the wristbands.

If a child is found alone, officers will call the number on the bracelet to reconnect families.

Beach safety officers have about 20,000 wristbands. At least six hotels will also be passing them out to guests.

Beach Safety officer Sasha Medina tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1Aciov4 ) it’s not always easy to get information from young children. So the bracelets make it easier to get lost children back to their parents.

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