Ian Anderson 5 p.m., May 21
My friend Ginny and I took our kids to spend the day at Crown Point. Her daughter Ave sustained a minor cut while playing in the bay. A very courteous and attentive lifeguard with the last name of Macintyre provided first aid. He also patiently answered the questions of all of our children (could I have been stung by a ray? are there sharks in the bay?) etc. Afterwards he took some information from Ginny to complete a form he is required to turn in following each rescue or incident of first aid. He said it helps with funding, proving that lifeguards are actually necessary. And it occured to me-I wonder if city officials have similar forms to fill out, after each...well, whatever it is city officials do. I can vouch for the lifeguards. They certainly earn their keep. And not just making rescues and tending the cuts of little kids. Another lifeguard rescued our floaty, earlier in the day, when our kids carelessly let it drift out of reach. Everyone applauded when it was brought safely back to shore. These guys do San Diego proud.
Posted August 5, 2012