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countyfirelifeguardThe Los Angeles County Fire Department is saddened to report that this morning (Thursday) at 7:01 a.m., one of our Ocean Lifeguard Specialists, age 42, tragically passed away. He was a 20-year veteran of the Lifeguard Division and died during our annual 500-meter recertification swim exercise at Mira Costa High School in the City of Manhattan Beach.

He was immediately treated by L.A. County lifeguards, along with Manhattan Beach Fire Department paramedics, and transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital.  Despite heroic efforts by all involved, he was pronounced dead.

“All of us are shocked by this terrible early morning news,” said Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby. “Our hearts go out to his family, friends and his Fire Department family. Please keep everyone in your thoughts as we mourn his tragic loss.”

 

 

COUNTY FLAGS LOWERED IN MEMORY OF LIFEGUARD BRIAN K. KUTIL

[Jan. 15] – Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich ordered flags at all County departments, buildings and offices lowered in memory of Ocean Lifeguard Specialist Brian Kutil, 42, a 20-year veteran with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  Brian died Thursday during a recertification swim exercise at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach.

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  1. So sad! Praying for his family, co workers and Manhattan Fire Dept.

  2. that’s terrible! prayers for his family ❤️

  3. How tragic! My heart goes out to his family.

  4. How tragic! My heart goes out to his family.

  5. Wow. Prayers for him and his family

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