As lifeguards are paid and trained to do, Tomas Lopez rushed down the beach to rescue a drowning man — and then got fired for it.
The problem: Lopez stepped out of the beach zone his company is paid to patrol, a supervisor said Tuesday.
I ran out to do the job I was trained to do, said Lopez, 21, of Davie.
I didn’t think about it at all.
At least two other lifeguards have quit in protest.
What was he supposed to do? Watch a man drown? asked one, Szilard Janko — via redwolf.newsvine.com