Jimmy and Laine,
Your work and the work of your organization has already benefited our
community. Two weeks ago three of my lifeguards rescued two guys from the
strong currents and waves at Playa Twin Dolphins. This was very scary for me
because my officer on duty that Sunday called my home to tell me that two of
my lifeguards were having trouble exiting the ocean. I moved more personnel
to the scene, and responded there myself.
When I arrived I was very worried
as I could see very large waves and my lifeguards in the middle trying to
get out of them. More than 200 people were watching the scene including all
the rescue teams of the City, Navy, Police Departments, as well as news
reporters and many others. My officer in charge told me about the great
rescue Josue had made - Josue is one of the youngest in the lifeguarding
program, last academy you awarded him for improving his skills - he rescued
one of the victims by himself, then went back out to help the other
lifeguards with the second victim.
The current was so strong they had to
swim to open water where a boat from the Navy was used to save the life of
the second victim. There was only enough room on the boat for the victim and
one of my lifeguards, the other two had to swim back to the beach. The
currents got them, they were very tired and the waves moved them like dolls.
I was watching the whole operation and was very worried for their lives, but
they were smart and waited for moments when the current weakened and then
they moved little by little, they spent almost 2 hours swimming but in the
end they made it! The crowd applauded them, they needed oxygen and rest, and
I was so proud of them for saving the lives of those two people.
I think that this is worth all the work that you guys have been doing with our
people. THANKS TO YOU GUYS AND ALL YOUR WORK AND CLASSES, TWO LIVES WERE SAVED!
Thanks a lot and God bless all of you.
Lic. Juan Antonio Carbajal Figueroa
Comandante de Bomberos
en Cabo San Lucas