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  • 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...
  • Three swimmers saved from rip current

    A Newport Beach resident caught a dramatic ocean rescue on video Monday afternoon when a lifeguard saved three young swimmers from a rip current and waves that could have smashed them into a jetty. Joe Bowerbank went to the beach to watch the powerful...
  • 'Swim out' pays tribute to lifeguard

    'Swim out' pays tribute to lifeguard
    Members of the Pier Club brave the chilly ocean waters at the Newport Beach Pier every Wednesday morning to swim and then eat breakfast together before work. The weekly "swim outs" have become a tradition for the group of lifeguards and Newport Beach...
  • Virgen: Aaron Peirsol to start work as Newport Beach lifeguard on Saturday

    Virgen: Aaron Peirsol to start work as Newport Beach lifeguard on Saturday
    Newport Harbor High inducted its inaugural class into its Hall of Fame in a special ceremony Thursday in the school's Main Theater. There was one Backstroke King missing from the 10 former student-athletes who were honored. But Aaron Peirsol wasn't...
  • Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week: Lin a student of the game

    Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week: Lin a student of the game
    Tyler Lin does not just pursue perfection in the pool. In a way, he is the definition of a scholar-athlete. The Corona del Mar High junior said he has gotten straight A's throughout high school, and middle school for that matter. He had a 4.6 grade-...
  • 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...