An Avon Lake High School 2011 graduate was on hand to help rescue two swimmers at Huntington Beach on Monday.
News Channel 5 reported that 9-year-old Diamond Harris and 46-year-old Laura Recco were in the water needing help around 10:44 a.m. Monday. Christian Pesarchick, a 2011 alumnus, was a seasonal lifeguard on duty at the time. Channel 5 said Pesarchick needed some assistance in the rough water as well.
"I'm proud of him; he jumped in and saved two people," said his father, Mark Pesarchick.
The elder Pesarchick said he didn't think Christian Pesarchick needed to be rescued himself. "I'm not sure that all those reports were all that accurate. He's fine."
Recco and Harris were part of a group of students and teachers at for an end of the school year outing.
Cleveland Metroparks spokeswoman Jane Christyson said the beach was actually closed Monday because of high winds and rough water with waves above 3 feet. That group of swimmers had arrived before lifeguards were on duty at 11 a.m. The 911 call was made at 10:44, Christyson said.
The incident is still under investigation.