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Newport Beach, California: Stainless Steel Drowned Lifeguard

2016 sculpture may resemble the Silver Surfer, but it honors Ben Carlson, a lifeguard who drowned only a few feet away while saving a swimmer in July 2014.

McFadden Place, Newport Beach, CA
In McFadden Square, at the land end of Newport Pier.
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Ben Carlson statue.

Stainless Steel Drowned Lifeguard

Memorial plaque and statue of lifeguard Ben Carlson.

[Valerie, 04/23/2017]

The statue of Ben Carlson is 11 feet tall, and was unveiled exactly two years after he drowned while saving a swimmer. The sculpture by Jake Janz depicts Carlson clutching a rescue tube while he shades his eyes to scan the sea for trouble.

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