General Manager of Legoland Florida extends job offer to terminated lifeguard, Thomas Lopez


You’ve probably seen the story about a lifeguard working at Hallandale Beach who saved a man’s life and got fired for it. Well, if you haven’t heard the story. Thomas Lopez left his area to help rescue a drowning man. Part of the Hallandale Beach is unsupervised and has posted signs, however, Lopez felt it was the right thing to do even if it was out of his area. It may have been out of his area, but he couldn’t just sit back and watch someone drown.

General Manager, Adrian Jones, extended letter to Thomas Lopez and all of the lifeguards who quit their jobs in support of Lopez’s actions offering them all lifeguard positions at Legoland Florida’s Waterpark. You can read the letter for yourself below (click the letter to enlarge it).

In the letter from Jones, Jones states that Lopez and the two lifeguards who quit their jobs following the incident are considered “Model Citizens”. Legoland calls their employees “Model Citizens” and that, according to Adrian Jones’s letter to Lopez, “part of [the] ‘citizenship’  requires that we do whatever it takes to maintain the safety of our park guests”.

 You can read more information on the story of Lopez saving a man’s life at Hallandale Beach at the Huffington Post.

Below is a video of the Lifeguards training to get ready for the grand opening of the Legoland Waterpark, which is now open!


For more information about Legoland Florida, visit the official website.