Surfside Beach deemed tides to have receded enough to let beachgoers back on the sand Monday, but Bryan Beach remained closed as Tropical Storm Cristobal continued to churn the Gulf of Mexico.

The high tides prompted both beaches to close a day earlier and are blamed for the drowning of one woman and serious injuries to another, officials said.

Alexa Crenshaw is a reporter for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0155.

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