Chris Bowden and his brother ride the waves on skim boards at South Beach on Saturday, Memorial Day weekend. Photo by Jim Sousa
While the Marco Island Fire/Rescue Department works hard answering emergency calls, they know how to use their off-duty time to the fullest. Chris Bowden, a Marco Island Fire Rescue EMT, seen here skim boarding at the beach on Saturday, May 30, was enjoying a high-flying time with his brother, Connor, over the waves. Both compete in the sport of skim boarding and both have a few sponsors, including Zap Skimboards and the local surf shop, JetSet. Chris will be holding a Skim Camp in July and August. He became well known by the community when he proposed to his fiancee, Amy, in front of hundreds of holiday revelers during the Christmas Island-Style parade.