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Arizona man earns award for saving swimmer's life in Portlock

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 9:53 p.m. HST, Jun 23, 2013

Guillermo Arrubla decided not to jump off the cliff at Spitting Caves in Portlock on Saturday when he arrived and saw how turbulent the water was, but the police officer from Arizona said he wound up in the ocean anyway — to save a woman’s life.

City Ocean Safety Division officials returned to the scene today to pre­sent the 36-year-old with a merit award for putting to use lifeguard skills he learned as a teenager.

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