From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
ORANGE BEACH — Students at Pinson Valley High School raised money for a rescue group in Orange Beach that was named after a local teen who drowned in 2003.
Molly’s Patrol is an arm of the Orange Beach Fire Department, named after Molly Bryant. She was only 15 years old when she died during a beach trip with a local church group.
According to Orange Beach Surf Rescue, PVHS HOSA (Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America) and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), traveled to the beach and presented a $500 check.
The check was presented to Tommy and Becky Bryant, Molly’s parents, to go to the life-saving arm of the Orange Beach Fire Department.
The city of Orange Beach said hundreds of beachgoers have been saved since the formation of Molly’s Patrol. The rescue group consists of 20 lifeguards and five towers at public beaches from March to September. Additionally, roving lifeguards cover the rest of the beach using four Honda MUVs, two beach trucks and one Jet Ski.
HOSA Club sponsors, teachers Stephanie Graham and Jamie Mizerany, plan to bring the project to the state level and petition for it to be Alabama’s statewide service project.
To donate to Molly’s Patrol, visit the city of Orange Beach website at www.orangebeachal.gov/departme…/fire-department/beach-patrol.