Lifeguard, Helene Phillips, retires after 33 years of serviceUPDATED 11:02 PM HST Jul 06, 2014Video Transcript
After dozens of years guarding ocean goers at Ala Moana Beach Park -- the first woman, full-time city and county lifeguard -- retired today. NATS SINGING MUSIC For 33 years Helene Phillips took care of the beach -- fronting Tower 1-C. She's made more than 100 rescues during her career. Not only did she save people struggling in the ocean -- but she also helped people on land. She's says it's time for her to gracefully retire. 633 WE GET A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO HELP PEOPLE TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM GETTING INTO TROUBLE ADVISE THEM ON THE CONDITIONS SOMETIMES WE SEND PEOPLE BETTER OFF SAFER THAN THEY HADN'T TALKED TO US 48 Phillips co-founded the Hawaiian Long Board Association. You'll be able to find her enjoying the beach -- that she is so used to looking after.