Lifeguards

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Long Beach Man Visits Lifeguards Who Saved His Life

A Long Beach man delivered a personal “thank you” to lifeguards who recently saved his life as he was jogging on the beach.

08/19/2015

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Vigil Held For 20-Year-Old Who Drowned While Swimming In Rancho Palos Verdes Caves

“Ricky at some point said ‘I can’t swim, I’m tired.’ And he was wearing his cross. And he just held on to his cross.”

08/01/2015

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Lifeguards Warn Of Strong Rip Currents At LA Beaches

Lifeguards warned the public on Wednesday of dangerous rip currents that have formed along the coast of Los Angeles County beaches.

07/29/2015

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LAFD Issues Second Closure For All LA County Beaches Due To Lightning Strikes

The Los Angeles County Fire Department issued an alert about weather conditions shortly after 8 a.m.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2015

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Coast Guard Searching For Missing Swimmer In Redondo Beach

The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was last seen getting into the water around 1 a.m.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/12/2015

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Only On 9: Surfer Who Encountered ‘Aggressive’ Great White Shark Speaks Out

Danny Misken has been catching waves his entire life. And he said he’s encountered sharks before. But never like this.

07/11/2015

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Pancake-Sized Globs Of Tar Wash Ashore Zuma Beach In Malibu

Tests were underway Tuesday to determine what caused large globs of tar to wash ashore at Zuma Beach.

06/02/2015

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L.A.’s Lifeguards Face Tough Tests In Job Competition

Becoming an open-water lifeguard in Los Angeles requires extraordinary physical fitness and an ability to withstand the most daring environment for a rescuer.

05/18/2015

A man apparently trying to evade authorities battled and wrestled with lifeguards off Redondo Beach Thursday evening. (credit: CBS)

Redondo Beach Lifeguards Wrestle In Ocean With Naked Suspect Who Doesn’t Want To Surrender

The suspect and lifeguards appeared to be hundreds of feet off shore.

05/14/2015

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Record-Breaking Heat Sends Crowds To Southland Beaches

The August-like weather sent crowds to the Southland’s beaches on Saturday, creating traffic jams and extra work for lifeguards, whose staffing remains at winter levels.

03/14/2015

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Warm Weather Brings Thousands To The Beach, Keeping Lifeguards Busy

On a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon at the beach it was hard to remember that less than a week ago Southland residents were huddled under umbrellas and wearing jackets to stay warm and dry.

03/07/2015

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Lifeguards, Samaritans Save Man Who Fell Into Ocean Off Manhattan Beach Pier

Authorities said two Good Samaritans also sprang into action to save the man.

02/05/2015

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Investigation Continues After Injured Man Claims He Was Run Over By Vehicle In Santa Monica

Los Angeles County Fire officials Monday confirmed tire tracks found near an injured man on the beach in Santa Monica were not made by one of their vehicles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/22/2014

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Southland Lifeguards On High Alert As Many Flock To The Beach To Beat The Heat

Dangerous rip currents were a concern for officials Wednesday as many people were flocking to the beach to avoid the record heat.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/17/2014

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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

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