Tomas Lopez, the young Florida lifeguard who was fired for saving a man outside his coverage zone, said he was offered his job back after public outrage.
The 21-year-old told his boss that he declines the offer. "Now that [the firing] is public, they want to fix it. That´s shady to me," Lopez says. Six of his colleagues quit in protest.
The company said by leaving his station, the young lifeguard opened the company up to liability, even though other lifeguards said they covered Lopez’s stretch of beach as he ran to save the man.