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Lifeguard’s Arrest Could be ‘Game Changer’| Aquatics International Magazine 

Posted by | September 26, 2017 | Lifeguards

Lifeguard’s Arrest Could be ‘Game Changer’A felony charge begs the question: When is a mistake a crime?

By Nate Traylor

The case of a lifeguard arrested after a non-fatal drowning could hold serious ramifications for the industry.Zachary Stein plead not guilty in Stamford Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to charges of first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony, and risk of injury to a minor, a misdemeanor. The charges stem from what authorities describe as a delayed rescue of a 5-year-old boy.Stein’s defense attorney, Mark Sherman, called the case unprecedented. It poses an unsettling question for all in the lifeguarding profession: “This case is going to really focus on whether or not a mistake can rise to the level of criminal conduct,” Sherman said.  Read More…..

Source: Aquatics International Magazine