John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Little Boy wanders off on the Beach, Mom finds Him - Happy Ending!

Little Boy wanders off on the Beach, Mom finds Him - Happy Ending!

This little boy made a friend on Cape Canaveral Beach who said he saw a big hole someone had dug in the sand so they went to investigate. His Mom only took her eyes off him for a few seconds and then PANIC! Everyone including the lifegaurds rallied to find him in about 10 minutes. Pictured with their backs to the camera are my Daughter and Granddaughter who helped. They have a system of hand signals and the kids know where they should be - in sight at all times. That's hard to accomplish with the younger ones so constant vigilance is the only answer. What happened here could happen to any Mom on any given day. Who said parenting was easy? :-) All's well that ends well! Here's a great article: How to Teach Your Kids Beach Safety.

Wandering off on Cape Canaveral Beach

 Cape Canaveral Lifeguard with my Grandkids playing in the water. I've never seen one wearing a scarf like that before. Protection from the sun, maybe? Locations of sex offenders in Florida.

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Comment balloon 8 commentsJohn Mayer • March 26 2013 11:56AM

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Wow great story and article! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Bud & Beth McKinney, Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United (RE/MAX UNITED) almost 6 years ago

Hi Bud and Beth - You can't be too careful with the little ones!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 6 years ago

Whew. That could have ended so different. I've never seen a lifeguard wear a scarf like that either. Must not have wanted his ears and/or nose to burn. 

Posted by Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale (www.roundrealestate.com) almost 6 years ago

Debi - You are so right. Predators seem to crawl out of the woodwork these days.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 6 years ago

John, Wow, that is a great story!  I do like it when stories end like that, too many don't!  Have a great afternoon!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) almost 6 years ago

When a kid wanders off at the beach it can be frightening when you can't locate them right away.  When my kids were at home, they belonged to a swim team.  There was a swim meet near Santa Cruz on a 3 day weekend.  The team competed for 2 days, but on the last day we went to the beach.  One of my daughters, about 8 at the time disappeared for about an hour.  We were all so frantic.  Finally, she popped up out of the sand .  She had wandered up closer to the upper edge of the beach, covered herself up with warm sand (other than her face) and went to sleep.  I didn't know whether to whup her or hug her:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 6 years ago

Hi Tony - You never know what can happen in the blink of an eye!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 6 years ago

Hi Myrl - I think I would hug her and then maybe a little whup so she remembers. There is no worse feeling in the world than not knowing where your kids are and if they are safe.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 6 years ago

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