Officials at South Padre Islans are increasing patrols to keep tourists safe this summer. The Cameron County Precinct 1 Constable, Horacio Zamora, tells Fox 2 News, thousands of visitors keep coming from Central Texas and Mexico to enjoy a few days at the beach, but with the increase the number of tourists, authorities have also seen an increase in emergency calls ranging from missing persons reports to speeding and rescues. To keep visitors safe, they’ve added 12 watch towers and 45 lifeguards at the beach. Authorities are also keeping a close eye on drunk drivers and liquor sales to minors. Frnake Realtors encourages everyone to have a safe and enjoyable vacation while on South Padre Island.