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Only in America: Lifeguards with six-figure salaries?

Some of the crew at California's Newport Beach are really cashing in

Residents of Newport Beach, Calif., are up in arms over the news that many city lifeguards make more than $100,000 a year, with two making $200,000. Lifeguard union president Brent Jacobson says the salaries reflect the extra challenges of patrolling a surfing mecca. "Lifeguarding here is different than any other place in the entire world," said Jacobson.