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Maine faces lifeguard shortage at state parks

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine is up against a lifeguard shortage as summer nears.

Maine State Parks is looking for certified lifeguards for the summer 2016 season. The season begins on June 5 and runs until Aug. 20.

The state is looking for lifeguards for Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth; Damariscotta Lake State Park in Damariscotta; Lake St. George State Park in Liberty; Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg; Range Pond State Park in Poland; Reid State Park in Georgetown; Sebago Lake State Park in Casco; and Swan Lake State Park in Swanville.

Lifeguards must be at least 17-years-old in the state. Certification is available through local classes.

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