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After dangerous season in 2014, Ocean City hoping for calm seas this summer
After dangerous season in 2014, Ocean City hoping for calm seas this summer

It's the time of year when the sounds of crickets, lawn mowers and ice cream truck jingles fill the air. But at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, summer is marked by the whir of medevac helicopters. "It's trauma season," said Kari Cheezum, the hospital's trauma program manager. Nearby Ocean City is coming off a dangerous summer for beachgoers. Town lifeguards summoned ambulances an average of more than once a day last summer, more than twice as often as a year earlier, according to the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Three people drowned, a higher fatality count than officials usually see. But there are reasons to believe this summer will be safer. A year...

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