Lifeguards Lauded for Lifesaving Effort at Leo Carrillo | malibutimes.com
Robert Ginoti (left) and P.J. Brewer, LA county lifeguards Photo by Chase Kelly
Two young off-duty Malibu area lifeguards are being hailed as heroes for helping to save a man’s life last week. Tim Harvey with Mugu Lifeguards—and who runs the Leo Carrillo Junior Life Guards program—told The Malibu Times a 76-year-old cyclist who suffered an apparent heart attack while biking along Pacific Coast Highway was fortunate to have the two young men and two other bystanders spot him in distress. P.J. Brewer and Robert Ginoti were off duty, but driving together July 25 to their lifeguard jobs with the California State Parks Department at Leo Carrillo Beach. The two young guards saw the cyclist fall over and quickly got to work performing CPR along with a bystander, Kim Rosenberg. Before the fire department EMTs arrived, the three were able to get the senior’s pulse back. Twenty-two-year-old P.J. Brewer, who started as a junior lifeguard and worked his way onto the force, said they just happened to come across the scene moments before arriving at the state beach. READ MORE….