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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.- The Florida lifeguard who was fired after leaving his post to help
rescue a swimmer outside his zone was offered his job back but has
decided not to take it.
Tomas Lopez said he was offered an apology and the chance to return to
work, but that he would prefer to pursue other opportunities instead.
"It's not out of spite or anything like that," Lopez said. "It's not I
dislike the company. It's just I'd rather continue on in my life, finish
my schooling, and get on with my life. And find another job."
Jeff Ellis, head of the company that provides lifeguarding services at
Hallandale Beach, said Lopez was fired too quickly, and that no area of
the beach was left unattended while he went to assist a distressed
swimmer, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
"I am of the opinion that the supervisors acted hastily," Ellis told the newspaper.
Jeff Ellis Management has also apologized and offered to rehire two
other lifeguards terminated for supporting Lopez's actions, in addition
to four who resigned in support of Lopez, according to a spokesman for
the City of Hallandale Beach.
Hallandale Beach Mayor Renee Crichton said it has always been the city's
policy that a lifeguard must respond to an emergency inside or outside
of their protected area.
"The city would like to commend the actions of Mr. Lopez and the other
good Samaritans that came to the aide of our near drowning victim," he
Witnesses pulled the distressed man from the water, and Lopez and an
off-duty nurse tended to him until paramedics arrived. Lopez was fired
shortly after on grounds he'd broken a company rule by leaving his
section of the beach.
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