HONEYMOON ISLAND, Fla. - A Bay Area man wants more done at Honeymoon Island to prevent drownings. Jim Paul says he nearly died Saturday after trying to save two little girls who got caught up in rip currents.
Paul wants to see "No Swimming" signs posted in one particular area of the beach, near the dog park area and Hurricane Pass, where the currents are especially strong. Right now, there are caution signs that warn beachgoers to swim at their own risk.
"I think the area is dangerous enough that they should shut it down. It's only 50 yards," says Paul.
Just last month, a man drowned at Honeymoon Island while trying to save a child.
Paul says he, the girls he jumped in to save, and another man who tried to help all got caught up in the rip currents. He says the only reason they're alive is because a boater helped pull them to shore.
10 News was not able to reach Honeymoon Island's park manager for comment Sunday, but a ranger did tell us that they are very aware of the issues.