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Great job saving lives, lifeguards

Two lives saved in one day.

That’s what two lifeguards accomplished last week at the Natchez Community Swimming Pool.

The two saves in one day also were the first saves of the season, Fay Minor, pool manager said of the unusual situation.

Because those lifeguards’ quick action and training kicked in when it was supposed to, two people are still with us today.

One of those lifeguards was working her first day on the job and had only been on the job a couple of hours when she had to dive in a pull a man twice her size from the bottom of the deep end.

Her co-worker said he watched her in amazement and was “probably more scared that she was.”

That co-worker later that same day had to save a swimmer from drowning in the same deep end during a swimming test.

It would be easy to write off the feat as the lifeguards were just doing their jobs, but their jobs are important and they did their jobs well.

We commend those lifeguards for saving two people’s lives.

We also commend pool management for having well-trained lifeguards on duty at all hours and for alternating shifts every 15-minutes to ensure the lifeguards do not get distracted by sitting too long in the sun.

Great job all around!

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