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Hallandale Beach Lifeguard Fired For Leaving His Zone To Rescue Drowning Man

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A Hallandale Beach lifeguard was offered his job back on Thursday after being fired for leaving his post to rescue a man drowning outside the zone he was hired to patrol.

Lifeguard Tomas Lopez told NBC 6 that he won't be taking the job back.

Lopez was fired earlier this week after he said he was alerted by beachgoers that a man was struggling in the water, which was part of unguarded territory outside the lifeguard zone. He said he raced out to try and help him. A sign warning beachgoers to swim at their own risk separates the two zones.


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