New Memorial Unveiled in OB

By Sarah Grieco
|  Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 2:32 PM PDT
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New Memorial Unveiled in OB

The memorial stands at 6 feet tall.

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A new memorial was unveiled in Ocean Beach Friday morning, honoring the San Diego lifeguards that keep local beaches safe.

The bronze statue stands at 6 feet and represents the sacrifices lifeguards make each day to keep us and our beaches safe. It also honors the 13 victims drowned in 1918 during an unusual rip current near Mission Bay.

A former Point Loma high school student, Richard Arnold, designed the statue.

Next to the statue stands a large plaque, describing the history of rescues by local lifeguards and it's located by the Santa Monica Avenue lifeguard tower.

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