Former UC Irvine, Etiwanda Poloist Dies in Line of Lifeguarding Duty

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Ben Carlson, a 2002 member of the UC Irvine men’s water polo team and 1999 CIF-SS D5 Player of the Year at Etiwanda High School has died after attempting to rescue a swimmer in high surf at Newport Beach on Sunday. His death is the first in the history of the Newport Beach Lifeguard Department, in operation for over 100 years.

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