There are lifeguards at North Beach in Racine, but city and county leaders say they need to do more to make the beach safer.
Mayor Cory Mason and Sheriff Christopher Schmaling yesterday said they are looking at what to do at the beach. A 17-year-old drowned at North Beach on Saturday, and two teenage girls had to be pulled from the water on Monday. Mayor Mason says North Beach is one of the few beaches in southeast Wisconsin with a full slate of lifeguards this year. He is looking at extending their hours. The sheriff says people should consider Lake Michigan dangerous, and not go into water that they cannot swim back out of.