ID bracelet program launches for lost children at beach

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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - UPDATE 7 JUN 2014: The Jacksonville BeachLifeguards say the ID bracelets helped at least three kids be reunited with their families of the Fourth of July holiday. Hundreds of families used the ID bracelets. Eleven children were separated from their families during the fireworks show, and did not have ID bracelets. The Lifeguards are working to make inprovements for nexy year's Independence Day holiday. 

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A group is working to help parents that lose their children on the beach.

The American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps in Jacksonville Beach launched their program on Saturday.  

Parents have problems reuniting with their children when get lost on the beach according to the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps.  The organization’s solution is to give children ID bracelets upon arrival at the beach.

Parents can get the ID bracelets from a lifeguard station and write a contact number on the bracelet.

If a child is lost, a beach patron can call the contact number on the child’s bracelet. If no parent answers, the child will be taken to the main lifeguard station. 

The organization’s goal is decrease the time children are lost by using easy identification and early access to vital information.