Despite 2 drownings, lifeguards deemed too expensive for NH beach

Despite 2 drownings, lifeguards deemed too expensive for NH beach

SEABROOK, N.H. — A popular New Hampshire beach won't be getting lifeguards despite two people drowning last summer.

Residents voted against funding lifeguards at Seabrook Beach.

Back in August, strong rip currents swept six people out into the ocean.

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People who live near the beach were able to rush into the water and help several people back to shore. However, a Methuen couple, Michael and Laura Cote, died.

Town selectmen say hiring lifeguards could cause lawsuits and is too expensive for taxpayers.