Fourth of July brings thousands of visitors, leaves with scores of emergency responses and more than 29 tons of trash

North Beach Now staff

Fourth of July festivities brought three days of fireworks and thousands of visitors to the beaches of Ocean Shores, also causing nearly 70 call responses from the Fire Department and depositing more than 29 tons of trash collected off the main beach approaches. North Beach Community TV reporters Michael Gershman and Scott D. Johnston have completed a video documentary that looks at the event from fireworks to cleanup.

Ocean Shores Fire Department 4th of July weekend: 23 Aid Calls 14 Fire Calls 1 CPR in progress 1 Airlift (Child Fireworks Injury) 1 Car Accident with Injuries 2 Surf Rescues 25 Illegal Burns.
"We were able to stop Dune Fires before any structures were damaged. No fatalities! A huge success thanks to our partnering agencies and extra resources Thank You: Grays Harbor 911 Dispatchers, Ocean Shores Police Dept., Shilo Hotel, CERT, Fire District 7, Hoquiam Fire Dept., Washington State Parks Dept., Grays Harbor County Sheriff deputies, WSP, Airlift Northwest, Grays Harbor Regional Health."