Training With Baywatch Lifeguards

  • Jan 16, 2015 5:30am GMT

The U.S. Coast Guard, with nearly 42,000 men and women on active duty, carries out both civil and military responsibilities. In a typical year they have responded to 19,790 Search and Rescue cases, saved 3,560 lives and more than $77 million in property. Watch as they train in this MH-65D Dolphin Rescue Helicopter from Air Station Los Angeles along with crews from Baywatch Marina Del Rey near Malibu, Calif., on January 9, 2015. Semper Paratus,"Always Ready."

The Los Angeles County Lifeguard service is the largest professional lifeguard service in the world. In addition to providing for beach safety and emergency medical services, LA County Lifeguards have specialized training for Baywatch rescue boat operations, underwater rescue and recovery, swift water rescue, cliff rescue, marine mammal rescue and marine firefighting. The Los Angeles County Lifeguard Service served as the model for the television series Baywatch which was created by part-time lifeguard Gregory J. Bonann.

Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Prentice Danner.