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One man died, another person was critically injured Sunday during a lightning strike at Venice Beach. (credit: CBS)

Man Critically Injured In Venice Beach Lightning Strike Is ‘Making A Good Recovery’

The man who was critically injured by a lightning strike over the weekend was “making a good recovery” Tuesday, according to an official.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/29/2014

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

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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

(credit: Carlson family)

Vigil Held For First On-Duty Newport Lifeguard Lost In 100-Year Department History

Newport Beach is coping with tragedy Monday, one day after the community was struck with the loss of a popular lifeguard on duty.

07/07/2014

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

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Rip Currents Behind Vast Majority Of Lifeguard Rescues At SoCal Beaches

As Angelenos run for the beaches during this May heatwave, Southland lifeguards are urging them to check for possible riptides before jumping into the water.

05/15/2014

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Wild Surf, Rocks Force Rescue Of 2 Teens At Newport Beach

Two teens were trapped and had to be rescued by Newport Beach first responders Sunday evening.

06/22/2013

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Memorial Service Held For Popular OC Lifeguard

A memorial service is being held Sunday for a popular lifeguard who died after falling from his bike last month.

01/06/2013

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Popular OC Lifeguard, 38, Dies After Falling Off Bike

A popular lifeguard died Saturday after falling from his bike, according to officials.

12/25/2012

Tamua Anae, goalie of U.S. Womens Water Polo Team, Olympics 2012. (credit: CBS)

OC Lifeguard Back On Duty After Winning Olympic Gold Medal

A Newport Beach lifeguard is back on duty after winning an Olympic gold medal as the goalie of the U.S. Women’s Water Polo team.

08/21/2012

A surfer heads toward the water at Laguna Beach, California, on April 3, 2009. (credit: SAMAD Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Proposed Laguna Beach Lifeguard HQ Upgrade Heads To Vote

A plan to replace the 30-year-old building used by lifeguards and Laguna Beach officials heads to a council vote Tuesday.

07/16/2012

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Girl, 16, Rescued In San Pedro Cliffside Drama

A 16-year-old girl was spotted tethered by a rope over the side of a seaside cliff today in San Pedro, but she made it to safety uninjured, a city fire official said.

05/19/2012

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Lifeguard Who Recovered Natalie Wood’s Body Says She Could Have Been Saved

The lifeguard who recovered Natalie Wood’s body from the waters off Catalina Island 30 years ago say he believes she could have been saved.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/24/2011

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Lifeguard Saves His Friend’s Life With Gift Of A Kidney

Friends for 20 years have an even deeper bond now that one has given his pal the ultimate gift…the gift of life.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/15/2011

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