Florida lifeguard fired after saving life

A Florida lifeguard lost his job because he helped save a drowning man out of his designated area.

The Orlando-based company, Jeff Ellis and Associates, says Tomas Lopez broke a company rule and could have put beach goers in his section in jeopardy.

The lifeguard says he ran to assist a man struggling in the water south of his post.

By the time he arrived, witnesses had pulled the drowning man out of the water.

Lopez and an off-duty nurse helped him until paramedics arrived.

The victim survived and was hospitalized.

Two other lifeguards have quit in protest.

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