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