Getting caught “lying down on the job” is not a phrase that’s often used literally. But while visiting Marquette Park beach in Gary, Indiana, with his family last weekend, Hugh Sutton caught a lifeguard doing exactly that.
In the video, Sutton approaches the female lifeguard – who is lying facedown under her tower, still in her pants and socks – and questions her harshly:
“I used to be a lifeguard for five years. I just want to know why are you lying down on the job? Aren’t you supposed to be watching the water?”
Sutton continues by pointing out that there is no way the lifeguard can see everyone in the water, and therefore may not even notice someone who was struggling to stay above water. The woman does not seem to be bothered or embarrassed by Sutton’s accusations, and simply says that she wanted to get into the shade.
She also confirms that the young girl she is lying with is her child.