Updated: Thursday, 05 Jul 2012, 6:14 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 05 Jul 2012, 6:14 PM EDT
(WTNH) -- A lifeguard jumped into action to save the life a drowning man and ended up fired. Though miles away in Florida, he has plenty of support from fans here in Connecticut.
"Hi, My name is Donna and I'm from Northford and I'll be honest I am very appalled that this young boy was fired for doing a job well done. His family is now celebrating a life instead of planning a funeral. I really feel whoever made this decision to fire this young kid should rethink it."
"I think that whoever fired that lifeguard shame on him. Maybe he should be fired. The lifeguard was just doing the job he was trained to do, save lives. That's what he's trained to do, save lives. No matter if it was right in front of his chair or 50 feet away from is chair in a swim at your own risk area, he's still there to save lives," said Suzanne in Lebanon.
"I'm Kathy, and I'm from Hamden and I say throw the book at the clown. How dare he tell the police 'Well, I guess you just gonna have to sit and wait like to know.' How he said that to the police. They did what they had to do and they should throw the book at him. Thank you. Bye bye."
"Yeah. Yes, my name is Elizabeth, I'm calling from Milford. We just saw the story. And the gentleman that has the concert who didn't have proper permits on his person. The police did the right thing by maintaining control of the crowd. And the concert goers were the aggressors only doing their job maintaining control of the crowd. To prevent a bad situation from happening."
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