ABC - Six Florida lifeguards have lost their jobs for backing a coworker’s decision to save a man struggling in the surf but outside their jurisdiction. Tomas Lopez , 21, was fired Monday for vacating his lifeguarding zone to save a man drowning in unprotected waters 1,500 feet south of his post on Hallandale Beach, Fla. “I knew I broke the rules,” said Lopez, who ran past the buoy marking the boundary of his patrol zone to help the man. “I told the manager, I’m fired aren’t I?” Lopez said he jumped into the water and “I double underhooked him…I was worried about the guy and his health. He was blue.” Six of Lopez’s coworkers said they would have done the same thing. And now, they’ve been fired too. “I can listen to the rule and tell them that I wouldn’t help someone who was distressed, but I knew if the incident ever came up I would go,” said 19-year-old Brian Ritchie, who was fired today for saying he too would rescue someone outside his patrol zone. “What we’re basically supposed to do is watch them die,” said 16-year-old Zoard Janko, who also backed Lopez’s decision.
Welcome to the latest edition of Kmarko’s “fuck everybody else and only worry about yourself” featuring special guest Tomas Lopez the now unemployed Florida bro and his 6 buddies. Guess you guys haven’t been keeping up on the blog. This is a little something I preach around here. You see somebody who needs help? Just put your head down and keep on doin what you’re doin. Not to beat a dead horse but this is just what happens. You either get beat up, sued, arrested, or fired. Every time. Do those sound like 4 good options to you? No? Then tell Good Samaritanism to go fuck itself. Oh you’re drowning dude? Arms getting a little weak out there treading water? Not my problem. Buoys are there for a reason bro. Your waterlogged body floats inside the designated area I’ll gladly paddle my board out there and haul your ass to shore but until then I’ve got a motherfucking family to support with my paychecks so tough shit. Learn how to swim better dick.