Not just a summer job: 5 things to know about Southern California lifeguards and their work

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: July 7, 2014 - 4:35 PM

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — 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 with a tan lounging in a tall chair, but the job can be dangerous and, in some places, a lifelong profession.

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