The incident occurred near the 2100 block of South Ocean Front Walk.
The tragedy, the first on-duty lifeguard lost in the department’s 100-year history, weighs heavily on Carlson’s family.
Two men are being called heroes after rescuing a teenager from treacherous surf off the Palos Verdes coast over the weekend.
Newport Beach is coping with tragedy Monday, one day after the community was struck with the loss of a popular lifeguard on duty.
For generations of wave riders, south Orange County beaches have been a big attraction all the way from Newport Beach to Laguna.
“The waves came roaring in here like a freight train,” said Austin McCann.
Family members and colleagues are stunned by the unexpected death of well-known surf clothing designer Lian Murray.
The surfing world lost a legend just over a year ago with the death of an Orange County man who truly revolutionized the business of surf forecasting.
If you have plans to head to the beach this Labor Day weekend, make sure there’s a lifeguard on duty wherever you plant your towel.
Orange County lifeguards Thursday were warning body surfers and beachgoers about big surf generated from a southern hemisphere storm off of Chile.
A high surf advisory will be in effect through Saturday due to breakers that are expected to top 12 feet in some places.
If it’s big waves you’re looking for, you may not have to wait very long into 2012.
Massive waves are expected to pummel Southern California’s coast through Sunday.
The search for a missing body boarder turned into a recovery mission early Thursday morning.
A higher than usual high tide and dangerous surf with waves reaching more than 11 feet tall caused flooding in the streets of Newport Beach Wednesday.