An ex-Navy diver who helped recover victims of Hurricane Katrina, a champion surfer, a champion rower and five former members of the Cuban National Water Polo team.
An ex-Navy diver who helped recover victims of Hurricane Katrina, a champion surfer, and five former members of the Cuban National Water Polo team. These will be just a few of the men and women on duty Monday as Hallandale Beach’s newest city paid lifeguards.
After nine years of using a third-party company for lifeguard services, Hallandale Beach will now handle all lifeguard services in-house.
A former Hallandale Beach lifeguard who was fired after he left his assigned zone to help save a drowning man was honored Monday.
After the recent controversy over the firing of a Hallandale Beach lifeguard, the city’s mayor is now chiming in.
Lifeguard Tomas Lopez’s journey this week has been all over the map. He went from being hailed for helping save a life, to being fired for leaving his beach, to being offered his job back. But Monday, Lopez will once again be hailed, this time by Hallandale Beach.
Most of the Hallandale Beach lifeguards who were either fired or quit after a fellow lifeguard lost his job for leaving his assigned area to help save a life say they are not going back.
The firing of a Hallandale Beach lifeguard has drawn harsh criticism, all because he saved a drowning man outside of his patrol area.