This Lifeguard Saved a Woman's Life, Only to Be Sued For the Heroic Act

By 1 year ago

A beach day is supposed to be fun in the sun, but one fateful day proved that summer days are not just for catching rays. When one vigilant lifeguard saw something strange in the water, he knew he had to take a chance. But how would it play out weeks later? That was something he never thought he would have to consider, but maybe he should have...

Saving Lives

Lifeguarding is a time-honored profession of people who dedicate their days to protecting swimmers from death in the tumultuous oceans and pools. Around the world, over 1 million lives are saved by lifeguards a year. The International Life Saving Federation has 120 members federations. There are high stakes with this line of work, but allegedly the chances of drowning on a protected beach are 1 in 18 million...

Unpredictable Events

Saving a life can put the lifeguard in a very risky situation. They have to stay in peak physical condition so that they can fight the waves and pull another whole human body back to the shoreline. One Reddit user, Hobviously, wrote about his experience as a lifeguard. One particular instance changed his life for several years, but it started with just another day of work...

Dream Job

"Hobviously" was just his online persona, but the user's real name was Stephen. Stephen spent all of his summers at the beach and his school years in the pool. He was physically ready to become a lifeguard, but mentally? He was very nervous about the transition. Still. he exceeded in the tryouts and soon found himself on the high platform overlooking the beach where he worked...

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