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Intense GoPro Video Gives You A First-Person Look At Lifeguard Rescues
California State Lifeguards released a video that shows lifeguards saving a number of swimmers, all taken from the perspective of the rescuers via a GoPro.
The three-minute video is a compilation of several rescues performed last week at Huntington State Beach. The GoPro footage contains audio, so you can hear some of the swimmers panicking before lifeguards calmly take control of the situation, help them grab onto flotation devices and prepare to bring them to shore.
The video shows only a handful of the 470 rescues lifeguards made in just two days, according to KTLA. California Lifeguard Capt. Kevin Pearsall told KTLA that video is "a daily routine for lifeguards."
The lifeguards are hoping this video helps people remember to stay safe this Labor Day weekend, posting some advice to their Facebook page: "If you visit a beach, lake or reservoir this weekend, make sure to swim in front of a lifeguard, don't mix alcohol and aquatic activities, and never swim alone! Be safe and Happy Labor Day!"
In July, the San Bernardino County Fire Department released bodycam footage of one of their firefighters putting out a blaze in a home in Victorville.