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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

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

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