Florida Lifeguard Fired for Saving Downing Man Outside of His Zone: Make Sense?

Chris D 2012/07/05 17:00:00
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One Florida lifeguard swam a hundred yards past his guard station's zone to save a man who was drowning. And what was his reward? A pink slip. Will he get his job back? The Lifeguard contractor's management is reviewing the decision. Do you think it's ridiculous... or should people follow the rules?

'We're reviewing everything that has occurred, and we will either concur with that or we will override what happened based on what we find out,' said Jeff Ellis.
abcnews reports reviewing occurred concur override based jeff ellis

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  • TasselLady 2012/07/05 21:13:39
    That's ridicuolus!
    Oh sure. So he's supposed to let the guy die? What the hell's the matter witih these people???? You save a life and get fired for it??????
    triple facepalm

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  • JustMe 2012/08/02 14:42:56
  • sol 2012/07/10 00:50:07
    That's ridicuolus!
    He should be rewarded.
  • GaolBlaze 2012/07/08 00:51:03
    Rules are rules...
    While he did a good job, there's a reason they have zones. I wouldn't fire him or anything, but it was very dangerous and they could have lost two lives for that risk. It was a good deed but a lot of things were risked for it to happen and as a safety issue, they'd probably have to have some disciplinary action, but firing him is a bit too far...
  • Bucky 2012/07/07 20:27:24
    That's ridicuolus!
    No, not surprised at all!

  • GoodEncounter 2012/07/07 15:53:05
    That's ridicuolus!
    So, he should have stayed at his post and let the person drown? I understand there are rules for a reason-but there's also something called "the exception to the rule". This would fall in that category.
  • MrsJJS 2012/07/07 06:53:32
    That's ridicuolus!
    While they are in a firing mood, they need to fire the person who fired the lifeguard for saving a human life.

    They think THIS is bad PR just imagine how the press would have raked them over the coals if the life guard DIDN'T bother to help and a person died because of he “rules”.

    But something tells me this was a lose lose situation for the lifeguard, as he probably would have got the sack for NOT helping and bringing bad press to the company…lol

    Another case of damned if you do damned if you don’t.
  • Alvin 2012/07/07 01:28:25
    That's ridicuolus!
    That is why I call it Floriduh!
  • 4dc 2012/07/06 23:00:55
    That's ridicuolus!
    and his bosses have already tried to hire him back claiming it was all a mistake...so far he ain't goin' for it
  • Jericho 2012/07/06 21:40:33
    That's ridicuolus!
    The man whose life was saved should be up in arms about it as well! Life is precious no matter what "zone" you are in.
  • Someone 2012/07/06 21:13:06
    That's ridicuolus!
    He saved a life. He sould be rewarded.
  • Lina Blub 2012/07/06 20:47:39
    That's ridicuolus!
    Lina Blub
    so u're tell him to watch the guy drown?! THAT'S A TRUE LIFEGUARD !!! HURRAY LIFEGUARD !!! STUPID FLORIDA !!! D:
  • 3kidsandamom 2012/07/06 20:13:53
    That's ridicuolus!
    Anyone who feels he should of just sat there and watched a man die has no concept of the value of human life and needs to get a clue.
  • shay:) 2012/07/06 20:10:30
    That's ridicuolus!
    he was punished for saving a man's life? wow
  • Odinsown 2012/07/06 19:57:53
    That's ridicuolus!
    Saving the man's life was heroic, swimming a hundred yards fast enough to do it was Olympic. Give the man a raise.
  • kobidobidog 2012/07/06 19:10:40 (edited)
    That's ridicuolus!
    Humans that fired the life guard for saving a life risking his own are beyond moronic, Beyond stupid, beyond anti Christ, Beyond heartless.
  • KatherineKnight250 2012/07/06 19:09:07
    That's ridicuolus!
    In the afterlife
    Man: Hey, i know you.
    Lifeguard: Who?Me?
    Man: Yes, you are the one who did nothing to save me while was drowning. Why didn't you save me?
    Lifeguard: Sorry bro, you weren't in my zone.
  • Katheri... Katheri... 2012/07/06 19:11:19
    He's a lifeguard, and a lifeguard is a person that saves lives. If you don't want him to save lives, why did you hire him in the first place?
  • C. C. Rider 2012/07/06 19:06:32
    That's ridicuolus!
    C. C. Rider
    LMAO Welcome to a Republican run state. Nothing makes sense here folks with a con running the place. Now you can see it for yourself.

    I am so sick of people losing their jobs for doing the right thing. His boss sould be fired for if anyone listened to him many more would be dead in a field trained to save lives.
    HE was offered his job back but kicked it back in his boss's face. GOOD.
  • Odinsown C. C. R... 2012/07/06 19:56:51
    I hate to be this guy, but... Both major parties are so regulatory that this same thing could have happened in California, or NY, it is a regulation thing not a party thing. I would bet that the zones are in place to keep it "fair" and by stepping outside of his zone he presented unfair competition to the slightly less competent life guard who was supposed to be watching that zone. My point is don't blame one party when they both do it.
  • themadh... Odinsown 2012/07/06 20:08:56
    themadhare ~IJM
    Good point. The city of Hallandale Beach, Fl is heavily Democrat. It's not a party thing.
  • C. C. R... Odinsown 2012/07/07 01:49:09
    C. C. Rider
    Cons run this state and that county and it is all about money to them. I blame their greed getting in front of saving lives. Competition? LMAO you bet. Right where the con wallet starts are the dividing lines.
  • Odinsown C. C. R... 2012/07/07 02:57:52
    Your argument makes less sense, how does anyone make money by the man drowning? It sounds like unnecessary unionist rules that hurt this life guard. My point still stands that send and republicans do this same silly stuff.
  • C. C. R... Odinsown 2012/07/07 15:40:10
    C. C. Rider
    LMAO no union dear just Republicans milking the system for more money at the cost of lost lives. Think of it as a con death panel.
  • Odinsown C. C. R... 2012/07/07 16:22:01
    That makes perfect sense, how silly of me to continue to point out and ask you to see that democrats do the same things, gosh.
  • C. C. R... Odinsown 2012/07/07 22:45:28
    C. C. Rider
    LMAO remember it us DEMS for healthcare remember? WE don't sell lives down the river over money as cons do.
  • Odinsown C. C. R... 2012/07/07 22:55:30
    You really should look into such lobbyist groups wrote the major addendums to obamacare, it is shameful how much money is gonna be made by drug companies. Obama care is just the medical version of sopa, it is big money paying off politicians to get their way.
  • fireware0062 2012/07/06 18:57:18 (edited)
    That's ridicuolus!
    pretty stupid, but who the hell is going to look away while someone is drowning or on fire or worse! shall we just stand there and watch? hopefully someone does something? you know, that life-guard should've call the coast guard, and tell'em "I can't help him, it's not my in zone!"
  • MlssCue =Go Blue= 2012/07/06 18:46:15
    That's ridicuolus!
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    Rules are rules? Seriously? The stupidity of some people. We are talking about a human life here! Oh well it wasn't in his zone, so he's suppose to just stand there & watch someone drown?!?! Well I can almost guarantee you this guy is going to be offered a much better job somewhere else, where he is appreciated!
  • Deactivated 2012/07/06 18:38:04
    That's ridicuolus!
    He shouldn't get fired for that
  • kobidob... Deactiv... 2012/07/06 19:14:48 (edited)
    He should have been praised to extend himself as far he did to do what he did.
  • Deactiv... kobidob... 2012/07/06 19:19:38
  • Kathleen Green 2012/07/06 18:25:57
    That's ridicuolus!
    Kathleen Green
    I wonder if they still would of fired him if it would have been one of their family members? Crazy world!!!!!!!
  • bored 2012/07/06 18:02:36
    That's ridicuolus!
    i don t want to live on this planet anymore
    I'd like to know what they were thinking when they made that decision.
  • kobidob... bored 2012/07/06 19:18:07
    Your spirit is not of this world. Your body has heaven in it with you getting ready for the visable heaven.
  • ♥ugh♥ 2012/07/06 17:48:05
    That's ridicuolus!
    Smh.... -___-"
  • JonDeniro 2012/07/06 17:24:03
    That's ridicuolus!
    Eventually, someone will die because of this. Somewhere, someday, someone will hesitate to take action because they remember this story.
  • JackoClubs 2012/07/06 17:00:00
    That's ridicuolus!
    No good deed goes unpunished.
  • kobidob... JackoClubs 2012/07/06 19:21:20 (edited)
    That is the devil seeing Jesus in a human that dies persecuting them..
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/07/06 16:31:30
    That's ridicuolus!
    Margaret Jacobson
    he should be given a BONUS !!! DUH !!
  • zoe 2012/07/06 16:08:54 (edited)
    That's ridicuolus!
    For saving a life???!

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