Courtesy of WOWSA, Laguna Beach, California.

Ryan Ballance [standing on the right], a retired fireman and waterman originally from Long Beach, California saved another life in February. It was his second lifesaving rescue in less than a year – his first one was at Laguna Beach along the shoreline and latest safe was in the swimming pool in the same city.

The City of Laguna Beach honored Ryan Ballance with a proclamation:

Whereas, On February 25, 2019, Ryan Ballance successfully rescued a drowning swimmer at the High School and Community Pool; and

Whereas, Ballance is a Pool Lifeguard for the City of Laguna Beach, bound by a duty to act while carrying out his job responsibilities; and

Whereas, The Community Services department prides itself on its tradition of providing exceptional service to its residents; and

Whereas, Ballance responded quickly and professionally, and displayed a high degree of skill and expertise in his life-saving actions; and

Whereas, The swimmer made a full recovery with no lasting heart or brain damage thanks to Ballance’s efforts.

Now, therefore, The City Council of the City of Laguna Beach, congratulates and recognizes, on behalf of the entire community, Ballance’s excellent work and successful rescue and resuscitation…congratulations!

Bob Whalen, Mayor

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