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Folks enjoy 4th of July on Tybee Island

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

The beaches on Tybee Island were packed Thursday with visitors soaking up the sun on the 4th of July.

"I love it. I always come when I come here and I enjoy going in the water. Riding the waves," says Susie Fuzzell, a visitor from New York.

While the forecast brought sunshine and warm weather for the holiday, the waters posed a slight threat. Ocean Rescue was flying yellow and purple flags Thursday, indicating there was a high risk for rip currents. Ocean Rescue said throughout the day they made 2 rescues and 16 assists.

Tybee Island Police was also out in full force. While was the main celebration on the island took place Wednesday, officers were still out making sure the visitors stayed safe.

"Basically, we're searching for DUI's, people who are not wearing their seat belts, not using signals. In general, mostly traffic type stuff," says Sgt. Andy Capps, Tybee Police Department.

Capps says Tybee Island Police made a total of 24 arrests on Wednesday.

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