Saturday, October 30, 2010

Florida county adds floating wheelchairs for beachgoers


SARASOTA, Fla. -- For many beachgoers a trip to the sandy shores includes a stroll on the sand and a dip in the water, but if you use a wheelchair your beach experience usually ends in the sand.

Not anymore for those visiting the Sarasota, Florida, area.

Sarasota County's Parks and Recreation Department has purchased several Mobi-Chairs that can glide across the sand and float in the water.

Member's of Sarasota County's Therapeutic Recreation Coalition were the first to try out the floating wheelchairs.

Their patients game them rave reviews.

A total of ten chairs were purchased by the county.