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Visitors, Rescues Up This Year At LA County Beaches

Attendance at Los Angeles County beaches this year hit a new high, along with the number of ocean rescues, county lifeguard officials said Friday.

09/12/2014

Los Angeles County Lifeguard Captain Tom Seth. (credit: CBS)

Weather-Fueled Beach Crowds Keep Lifeguards Busy

Big crowds at the beach have created more work for lifeguards this summer, increasing the amount of overtime pay and putting a dent in the Los Angeles County Fire Department budget.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/31/2014

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Man, 27, Reportedly In Critical Condition After Surfing Accident Amid Huge Waves

The incident occurred near the 2100 block of South Ocean Front Walk.

08/28/2014

Four people were rescued near Malibu Saturday when this boat caught fire. (credit: CBS)

4 People Rescued After Boat Catches Fire Off Malibu

The boat was about 1000 yards off shore, near Paradise Cove, when the boat reported being in distress.

08/16/2014

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4 Rescued From Rancho Palos Verdes Jetty As Lifeguards Order People To Stay Away From Area

KCAL9’s Kevin Takumi reports Los Angeles County lifeguards swam the group out to a boat after they were unable to return to a safe path as the tide came in.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/08/2014

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Beachgoers Warned About Dangerous Rip Currents During July 4 Weekend

Lifeguards are warning Southland beachgoers about the potential for dangerous rip currents during the holiday weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/03/2014

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Lifeguards Have Especially Busy Day On Southland Beaches

Lifeguards conducted dozens of rescues between Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey and Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.

05/04/2014

The tide is high. (credit: CBS2's Art Barron)

Dangerous Surf Reported Up And Down California Coastline

“The waves came roaring in here like a freight train,” said Austin McCann.

03/01/2014

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Lifeguards Warn Southland Beachgoers About Stingrays

Lifeguards are warning Southland beachgoers about the dangers of stingrays.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/17/2014

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Hundreds Of Lifeguards In Manhattan Beach Face-Off In Grueling Competition

For the first time in five years, lifeguards from across the country are in Manhattan Beach for the four-day National Lifeguard Championships.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2013

Watch your step at Huntington Beach! (credit: CBS)

It’s Attack Of The Stingrays At Huntington Beach

In addition to “Surf’s up!” the thing you most often will hear at Huntington Beach these days is “Watch your step!” and “Owwww!”

11/16/2012

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2 Malibu Lifeguards Need Rescue After Trying To Save Stranded Woman

Two lifeguards and a female climber needed rescue Sunday when all got stranded at Pirates Cove, according to Los Angeles County Fire officlals.

10/28/2012

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City Council: El Monte Lifeguards Fired Over ‘Gangnam Style’ Video Should Get Jobs Back

The El Monte City Council recommended Tuesday that 14 lifeguards should get their jobs back after they were fired for filming a spoof of the Korean pop music video, “Gangnam Style.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/16/2012

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High Surf Advisory In Effect Through Labor Day Weekend

A high surf advisory is still in effect Saturday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/01/2012

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3 Dead, 4 Injured After Boat Collides With Sea-Doo Jet Ski In San Dimas

A collision between a boat and a sea-doo water craft Saturday afternoon has left three people dead and four injured, according to authorities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/15/2011

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