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A paddle-out was held Sunday in honor of Brian Carlson, the Newport Beach lifeguard who died last week in the line of duty. (credit: CBS)

Fallen Newport Lifeguard Honored With Memorial, Paddle-Out

Thousands gathered on the beach in Newport for a celebration of life ceremony, remembering lifeguard Ben Carlson, who died in the line of duty last week.

07/13/2014

Ben Carlson drowned Sunday making a rescue at Newport Beach. (credit: Facebook)

Paddle-Out To Honor Lifeguard Who Drowned During Newport Beach Rescue

Two memorials were to take place Sunday in Newport Beach to remember a veteran lifeguard who drowned during a rescue.

07/13/2014

(credit: Carlson family)

Fallen Lifeguard’s Father Speaks With CBS2: ‘We Feel Incredibly Blessed’

The tragedy, the first on-duty lifeguard lost in the department’s 100-year history, weighs heavily on Carlson’s family.

07/08/2014

Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson, 32, died saving a man's life. (credit: CBS)

Newport Beach Lifeguard Drowns While Rescuing Man In Rough Waters

The lifeguard was identified as 32-year-old Ben Carlson, a 15-year veteran of the department.

07/06/2014