Manatee County Marine Rescue Division hosted their grand opening of the Anna Maria Island Marine Rescue Facility Monday at the new Bradenton Beach location. The Manatee County Public Safety Department invited the public to join them at the new facility for a brief dedication ceremony, refreshments, and tour the new building.
According to Marine Rescue Chief Jay Moyles the 2 story Anna Maria Island Marine Rescue Facility will accommodate Manatee County Lifeguards and law enforcement officers. This 8800 square foot facility can hold – 6 ATV’s, 2 personal watercrafts, 2 – 4X4 pickup trucks, and the building has a connection to power an EMS unit.
“We tried to make this as professional a facility as possible to house the agencies that would be working out of it,” Moyles said. “In the past we were literally working out of a bathroom, so this building is a thousand times better than what we called home.”
Manatee County Marine Rescue Division Headquarters
2651 Gulf drive South
Bradenton Beach FL 34217