A Long Island lifeguard is being called a guardian angel after saving a swimmer from dangerous rip currents.
Caulfield plunged in. After navigating through menacing tides stirred up by the approach of Hurricane Earl, she reached the swimmer, 58-year-old Mike Gimpel.
Both were checked out at Long Beach Hospital that night, but are now fine.
Caulfield was back at work Friday. Gimpel visited her and apologized for the ordeal.