Lifeguard gets $2,600 bill after rescuing boyAug-03-2012
The nearly $2,600 billed to a 17-year-old lifeguard who rescued a drowning boy off the coast of Oregon is being paid by anonymous donors.
John Clark of Vancouver, Wash., a trained lifeguard, jumped through the breakers and heavy swells to reach the boy in the ocean, reported KOIN-TV. Clark then calmed the boy and kept him afloat until watercraft arrived to take them to shore.
Clark and the 12-year-old boy were taken to the hospital, which Clark thought was standard procedure.
But a few weeks later he was billed for the hospital services.
The emergency room bill came to $449. The physician's bill was $227. The 15-mile ride in the ambulance was $1,907. The total bill for saving a young man's life was nearly $2,600.
But another happy ending to the story is that two anonymous donors have agreed to pay the tab.
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