San Diego, California: The Lifeguard

Life-size 6'3" bronze lifeguard by Richard Arnold recalls the deadly rip currents of May 5, 1918. Thirteen swimmers, 11 of them WWI servicemen, drowned. But over 60 were saved by lifeguards.

Address:
1962 Abbott St., San Diego, CA
Directions:
At the intersection of Abbott St. and Santa Monica Ave. Walk out to the beach and turn left; you'll see the statue.
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Lifeguard statue.

The Lifeguard

The statue is at Ocean Beach right next to the lifeguard station.

[Daisy, 01/20/2020]

The statue recalls the deadly rip currents of May 5, 1918, when 13 swimmers lost their lives. Over 60 were saved by ad hoc lifeguards, leading to the formation of the U.S. Lifeguard Service.


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