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At 0825am this morning March 3, 2015 LA County Lifeguards Rescue Boat Baywatch Cabrillo was alerted by the United States Coast Guard Sector LA to unknown debris that had washed upon the outside of the Federal Breakwater in Long Beach. There was a joint response of vessels from the LA County Sheriffs Department, LA City Lifeguards and the Los Angeles Fire Department. Read More
At 8:05am this morning the National Weather Service Los Angeles/ Oxnard notified the LA County Lifeguards of possible thunderstorms along the coast. Due to the risk of lightning strikes, lifeguards immediately began patrolling all LA County Beaches making notifications to clear both the beach and the near shore waters. Read More
LOS ANGELES – February 5, 2014 – Los Angeles County Fire Department ocean lifeguards and Manhattan Beach Fire Department Personnel performed a dramatic rescue operation to try to save a man who fell from the Manhattan Beach Pier and into the ocean, along with the two Good Samaritans who also jumped in to save him.
On Thursday, January 15, our Department lost a leader and true hero, Ocean Lifeguard Specialist Brian K. Kutil. Kutil joined our Department as an Ocean Lifeguard in 1994. He worked many years as an Ocean Lifeguard Recurrent (part time) at Santa Monica South, where he shined as a leader amongst his peers. During this time, Kutil was introduced to ocean paddling by his lifeguard friends and exceeded in this sport. Read More
To honor the family and friends of Ocean Lifeguard Specialist Brian Kutil, the County of Los Angeles Fire Department will provide a flag service and memorial service. Read More
LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 15, 2015 – The Los Angeles County Fire Department is saddened to report that this morning at 7:01 a.m., one of our Ocean Lifeguard Specialists Brian Kutil, age 42, tragically passed away. He was a 20-year veteran of the Lifeguard Division and died during our annual 500-meter recertification swim exercise at Mira Costa High School in the City of Manhattan Beach. He was immediately treated by L.A. County lifeguards, along with Manhattan Beach Fire Department paramedics, and transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital. Despite heroic efforts by all involved, he was pronounced dead. Read More