Celebrities have been spotted taking a dip in the pool, but the city is still grappling with the deadly impact of a rising tide of people from the world’s most dangerous city.
The number of people who have died in the water in Galvestons waters this year stands at an all-time high, the Galvestonian Medical Examiner’s Office reported Wednesday.
The city’s death toll has jumped to at least 29, including 10 fatalities, and the county is on track to surpass its all-year record of 38 deaths this year.
The rise has been blamed on a wave of people seeking safety from the city’s deadly heat and humidity, but many experts believe that the problem is not limited to Galvestones waters.
They are also concerned that some celebrities are getting in the way of medical treatment.
Celebrities including Ryan Seacrest, Jason Bateman, Nick Cannon, and Michael Douglas have been arrested and charged with crimes related to the hot summer.
“The issue is a serious one.
There is a very large and growing number of young people in Galvezon that are very vulnerable,” said Dr. Richard Smith, a forensic physician at Galvestondale Hospital, one of the nation’s largest.
“Many of these young people are getting a lot of stress from the climate, from being in these hot conditions for days at a time.”
Galvestonia Police Department spokeswoman Natalie Anderson told The Associated Press that the department has made a number of arrests and the department is currently working with law enforcement agencies across the county.
Anderson said that the officers have been trained in the basics of the law and the public’s safety is paramount.
Galvesto is one of Texas’ most notorious hot spots for pollution, and it’s often called “Deadwood” because of the citys proximity to the ocean.
The state has had a number a recent fatalities related to pollution in the past year.
A man in his 70s drowned in a river in Galvezon County last year after he and a friend decided to swim to the nearby Gulf of Mexico.
A woman was found dead in a ditch in Galvalde County last summer after authorities said she had overdosed on cocaine.
Authorities said she was taken to a local hospital but died the next day.
And a 19-year-old woman was discovered dead in the Galvader State Park on Sunday after authorities reported she had died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Authorities have not released a cause of death for either woman, and neither woman has been identified by the coroner’s office.