A Lauderhill firefighter is fighting for his life following a Labor Day accident at Haulover Beach, according to Lauderhill Fire Rescue.
Joshua Schwabenbauer, 26, is listed in critical condition at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.
It happened around 3 p.m. on Monday when the off-duty firefighter was enjoying a day at the beach with his parents and girlfriend, according to Lauderhill Fire Rescue Lt. Jerry Gonzalez.
They were on a boat near the sandbar when Schwabenbauer entered the shallow water and injured himself, Gonzalez said.
Two other off-duty firefighters, from fire departments in Miami Dade and the Town of Palm Beach, pulled him out of the water and started administering CPR, he said.
Schwabenbauer was taken to Aventura Hospital first and then to Memorial Regional Hospital.