On a typical day, Southern California lifeguards protect 400 miles of coastline. They are the first responders, and in the classic beach community of Del Mar, lifeguards have rip currents, sting rays, unstable cliffs and changing weather conditions to keep them on their toes. Jeff headed down to this two-mile strip of beach that attracts thousands each year to meet the crew, past and present:
LISTEN: Del Mar Lifeguards (5 min)
Thank you to everyone we spoke with – Joyce Hoffman, Jack Ross, Jim Lischer, Jon Edelbrock and Pat Vergne. Your stories provided valuable background for this story, and we wish we could have included them all! For history and more information on Del Mar’s ever vigilant lifeguard crew, go to delmarlifeguard.com.