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Lifeguard Gets Bill After Ocean Rescue

by Kohr Harlan
KOIN Local 6

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Seventeen-year-old John Clark, a senior at Hudson’s Bay, says he didn’t think twice about running into the ocean to save a drowning 12-year-old.

But what he hasn’t stopped thinking about, is the bill he received as a result of his effort.

What started at Rockaway Beach

The guardian angel is busy this week teaching Boy Scouts to tie knots. It’s a far cry from the sand at Rockaway Beach nearly a month ago — when John Clark heard screams for help from a 12-year-old swept out to sea.

The call for help came just five days after Clark had been certified as a lifeguard.

“He had to do something,” said Dan Clark, John’s dad.

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