The Hero Next Door: Lifeguard

Photo: Joe Kukuczka

Name: John Ragsdale

Age: 61

HEROcation: Lifeguard

 John Ragsdale currently works as a lifeguard at  Castaic Lake in Castaic, Calif. John has been saving lives for more than 30 years . He doesn’t consider himself a hero because he is just doing his job and just wants people to boat safely.

-Lorrie Reyes

“I remember hearing a kid tell his friend, ‘you see that lifeguard right there?’ He savced my life last summer.’”

-John Ragsdale