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State parks seeking certified lifeguards

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In a sure sign of warmer days ahead, the West Virginia State Parks system is looking for certified lifeguards.

The state parks are seeking lifeguards for many areas that offer public swimming during the summer months. The system has 26 swimming facilities. They include Tygart Lake State Park, which is reopening its swimming area this summer after being closed for improvements the past few years.

To be considered, lifeguard prospects must be certified and have training in lifesaving, first aid and CPR. While lifeguards are need in many state parks and forest areas, the need is especially great at Beech Fork in Cabell County.

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