Lifeguard

In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo, beachgoers watch as Newport Beach Lifeguard boats, and lifeguards search for a missing lifeguard in the late afternoon on Sunday, July 6, 2014.  (AP Photo/Richard Koehler)

5 things to know about California lifeguards

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A veteran Southern California lifeguard died over the holiday weekend after jumping from a rescue boat to save a distressed swimmer. Pop culture often depicts the lifeguard as a kid […]

07/07/2014

In this Sunday  July 6, 2014 photo, Newport Beach lifeguard boats converge at the end of the Newport Beach Pier after the three hour search for a missing lifeguard ended. (AP Photo/Richard Koehler)

Dad shocked huge waves killed lifeguard son

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Lifeguards along more than 6 miles of pristine sand in this Southern California beach city had rescued more than 200 people by the time the call came to help a […]

07/07/2014

This undated photo provided by the Newport Beach Police Department shows Ben Carlson, 32, a Newport Beach lifeguard who drowned while trying to rescue a swimmer off the Southern California beach on Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Newport Beach Police Department)

Lifeguard drowns during rescue off S. California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A lifeguard drowned while trying to rescue a swimmer off a Southern California beach Sunday, authorities said. Ben Carlson, 32, was pulled from the water around 8 p.m. PDT by […]

07/07/2014

Waves in Malibu

Rotting Whale Towed To Sea

MALIBU (CNS) – The rotting carcass of a 41-foot fin whale is floating 20 miles off the Malibu coast, after a businessman and homeowners paid to tow it away. The whale had been killed by a ship. Government agencies disagreed who should handle the cleanup.

12/10/2012

El Monte rehires 14 lifeguards fired over video

EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) – Fourteen Southern California lifeguards fired for making a parody video in uniform and at the pool will get their jobs back. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports the El Monte […]

10/17/2012