It's hard to believe that any company would fire a lifeguard for doing what lifeguards are supposed to do. But it happened this week in Florida.

Tomas Lopez was at work on a beach just north of Miami when he heard cries for help. He instantly leapt off his chair and headed to the scene. Unfortunately for Lopez, the scene was just past the section of beach his employers were being paid to protect. This report from NBC Miami tells the story:

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