Alabama lifeguard, 83, to retire after 6 decades


GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — An 83-year-old Alabama man who is considered to be one of the nation's oldest active lifeguards now plans to retire after more than 60 years on the job.

WKRG-TV reports ( that Renick Marsh is stepping down from his job at a Gulf Shores swimming pool.

Marsh says his mother taught him to swim in a Kentucky creek. By age 16, he was a lifeguard -- mostly at swimming pools.

Marsh has been a lifeguard on the beach and at swimming pools. He says he's "never had a rescue that's gone bad where I've had to do CPR."


Information from: WKRG-TV,

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