Thousands of people gathered to honor the life of Ben Carlson, a lifeguard who died on duty last week. He died just 4 days after his 32nd birthday after saving a man. Carlson had been a lifeguard for 15 years and drowned after being swept under by 15 foot waves. This was the first on duty drowning in the history of the city of Newport.
Thousands of supporters came to show their tribute to this amazing Lifeguard. The city called him a “Local Hero”
One friend that new Carlson called him a “Genuine great guy”
You can watch the tribute YouTube video below.
What an incredible act of selflessness. A man, doing what he loved, sacrificed his own life. Source
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