Officials announced that a Los Angeles County lifeguard died on Sunday.
Ocean lifeguard Derek Traeger with the LA County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division had worked with the agency for six years and was last assigned to Santa Monica North’s beaches, officials said. twitter thread,
The cause of Treasure’s death remained unclear, but LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner records indicate he died on a freeway. He was 28 years old.
“Ol Traeger understood better than what it meant to wear red tights. His passion for life, the arts, the sea and his lifesaving family was evident in every moment of his life,” the tweet read. “We are the family of OL Traeger Our deepest condolences to friends and colleagues.”
No further details have been released.
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