Real-life lifeguard rescues 2 near ‘Baywatch’ film set

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — A real-life rescue occurred as crews filmed "Baywatch" along Miami Beach.
 
"Baywatch" is all about lifeguards saving people, but it took a real-life lifeguard to make the save, Monday. "This was really about, I would say, 100 yards away from their set," said Miami Beach Ocean Rescue Oliver Medina. "It happened pretty much toward the end of the afternoon when the rip current was pretty strong, very wide. We were able to rescue those two guys."

A cellphone video captured the recover after the two people were caught in rip currents. "Those guys would have been in big trouble because they were getting tired," Medina said. "As a matter of fact, they were not even able to kick."

In the video, you can see the lifeguards with a paddle board going out for the rescue.

Bystanders were watching the film being made while just around the corner, the rescue was underway. "I could see them coming out of their movie set and they were hanging out on the beach until they decided to go into the water," Medina said. "It was pretty neat to rescue while they were shooting the ‘Baywatch’ movie in front of us. I will always remember this day."

Medina was in the right time at the right place. "I’m very grateful to be there and being able to rescue these two guys," he said.

This isn’t the first time this surreal rescue has happened. A few weeks ago in Broward County, another person was in need of a rescue while crews were in the process of filming the movie.