Imagine coming face to face with a rule that could hurt someone. Maybe even leave someone dead. One that makes you ask “Should I break the rules?” Sometimes the rules are dangerous.
If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.
— Marilyn Monroe
Tomas Lopez faced such a rule earlier this week as a lifeguard in Hallandale, FL.
You’re probably asking what happened. If you want to read the full article, you can view it here.
The Rule Breaker
Tomas was in his lifeguard stand when several beachgoers run to the stand. They’re telling him there’s a man drowning and he needs help.
The problem was this man was in an area outside of the lifeguard zone. The rules state that lifeguards are not to venture away from their zones.