A statue memorializing lifeguard Ben Carlson is unveiled at Newport Beach. Carlson’s brother-in-law, Fresno native Jake Janz, designed the 9-foot-tall statue of Carlson, 32, watching the horizon for distressed swimmers just as he did the day he died, on July 6, 2014, while helping with a rescue. The statue is made of marine-grade stainless steel.
A statue memorializing lifeguard Ben Carlson is unveiled at Newport Beach. Carlson’s brother-in-law, Fresno native Jake Janz, designed the 9-foot-tall statue of Carlson, 32, watching the horizon for distressed swimmers just as he did the day he died, on July 6, 2014, while helping with a rescue. The statue is made of marine-grade stainless steel. BEN CARLSON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION Special to The Bee
A statue memorializing lifeguard Ben Carlson is unveiled at Newport Beach. Carlson’s brother-in-law, Fresno native Jake Janz, designed the 9-foot-tall statue of Carlson, 32, watching the horizon for distressed swimmers just as he did the day he died, on July 6, 2014, while helping with a rescue. The statue is made of marine-grade stainless steel. BEN CARLSON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION Special to The Bee

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