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  • Newport lifeguard HQ to be named in memory of Ben Carlson

    Newport lifeguard HQ to be named in memory of Ben Carlson
    When beachgoers walk past the lifeguard headquarters at the Newport Pier, they soon will see the name of Ben Carlson, a lifeguard who drowned in July while trying to rescue a distressed swimmer. Carlson, a 15-year Newport Beach lifeguard, became the...
  • Fundraising effort aids ex-USC swimmer severely injured in Newport ocean accident

    Fundraising effort aids ex-USC swimmer severely injured in Newport ocean accident
    Spending time with friends at a house near the Balboa Pier last month, Dillon Connolly decided to join the group for a swim. He ran toward the shoreline and dove into the waves, like any other day. The 25-year-old had been swimming his whole life....
  • 2 stranded swimmers rescued near Newport's Wedge

    2 stranded swimmers rescued near Newport's Wedge
    Officials rescued two stranded swimmers near the Wedge in Newport Beach Wednesday where the largest waves seen in the past decade were expected. Waves up to 25 feet struck the beach on the second day of a four-day high surf advisory for Orange, Los...
  • Newport's Wedge lives up to its reputation: 1 hurt in thundering surf

    Newport's Wedge lives up to its reputation: 1 hurt in thundering surf
    A day with big surf in Newport Beach is like a snow day in New England, Newport Beach Deputy Police Chief David McGill explained. Residents near the tip of Balboa Peninsula hunker down or get out of town in anticipation of the throngs of surfers,...
  • Ocean still a potential danger for swimmers

    Ocean still a potential danger for swimmers
    Massive waves from Tropical Storm Marie could contribute to dangerous conditions on local beaches, even after swells dissipate. Stronger-than-normal rip currents caused by storm conditions will likely be present at local beaches for the next two weeks,...
  • Briefs: Kapana stars as USA advances to semis

    Newport Harbor High incoming senior Carlee Kapana made 19 saves in goal as the U.S. women's youth national water polo team topped the Netherlands, 6-4, on Friday in the quarterfinals of the FINA Youth World Championships in Madrid, Spain. CdM incoming...
  • Boys' Water Polo Preview: Carpenter still going strong

    Boys' Water Polo Preview: Carpenter still going strong
    The last time that the Estancia High boys' water polo program had numbers like this, it was half a lifetime ago for Coach John Carpenter. There are 35 boys in the program this year. The Eagles have three levels — frosh-soph, junior varsity and...
  • Commentary: Teaching public about beach safety can prevent lifeguard deaths

    Our hearts are broken. On July 6, Ben Carlson became the first Newport Beach lifeguard to die in the line of duty. The job of this 15-year veteran of the city's marine operations was to protect swimmers and surfers, and he died doing just that, diving...
  • Newport Beach lifeguard dies during rescue

    Newport Beach lifeguard dies during rescue
    A 15-year veteran lifeguard drowned while rescuing a swimmer Sunday evening in Newport Beach. Ben Carlson, 32, is the first lifeguard to die in the line of duty in the city's history, Newport Beach fire chief Scott Poster said in a televised news...
  • Newport Beach lifeguard death is first on duty in 100 years

    Newport Beach lifeguard death is first on duty in 100 years
    A Newport Beach lifeguard who drowned during a weekend rescue is the first on-duty death in the division’s 100-year history, officials said. Ben Carlson, 32, a 15-year veteran lifeguard, swam out to save a distressed swimmer struggling in 6- to 8-...
  • Newport mourns for lifeguard

    Newport mourns for lifeguard
    Bouquets in swim fins sat on the plastic chairs outside the entrance to the Newport Beach lifeguard headquarters Monday morning in memory of lifeguard Ben Carlson, who died while rescuing a distressed swimmer over the weekend. Carlson, a 15-year...
  • 'We never think we're going to go to work and die'

    'We never think we're going to go to work and die'
    Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson was manning a rescue boat Sunday evening when he got a call that a swimmer was struggling to get back to shore near 16th Street. The 6- to 8-foot swell, slightly larger than waves traditionally seen in that area of...