Sunday, September 12, 2010

LACo Lifeguards Rescue 60 during Nautica Malibu Triathlon

Dateline: Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, Zuma Beach, Malibu, Calif.

(Image Source Above: Nautica Malibu Triathlon.)

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Also: You can see some more photos online on Facebook. Just type in "Nautica Malibu Triathlon" in the search box on Facebook which will lead you to the Nautica Malibu Triathlon Group Page.

(Photo above by Adam Sandler. Photo taken early Friday morning, Sept. 10th shows staging area for Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Used here with permission.)

(Photo above by Adam Sandler. Photo taken early friday morning, Sept. 10th, shows Swim stage Finish line and an early morning finisher of a pre-event training session... Woof! Used here with permission.)

According to LACo Zuma Beach Capt. Chuck Moore, 60 entrants (out of a field of 2,850) had to be rescued by LACo lifeguards during the swim phase of today's Triathlon, most due to exposure to the cold. With the water temp at approx. 57 degrees Fahrenheit, it did not come as a complete surprise to our dedicated guards. In Saturday's International Distance event which included a 1,500 meter swim, approximately 10 entrants were rescued, again due mostly to exposure to the cold water.

Additionally, during Sunday's main event, per LACo Zuma Beach Lifeguard, Lance Keene, two entrants had a head on collision on their bikes with one hospitalized and the other refusing treatment and transportation to the hospital. Fortunately, for both of these triathletes LACo beach lifeguards were ready to provide swift initial treatment.

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