Buffalo, N.Y., native Paul Drucker has been a lifeguard in Palm Beach County since 1977. The 60-year-old Jupiter Farms resident, who moved to Palm Beach County in 1974, watches over north county beaches. Erosion, increasingly crowded beaches and recollections of grateful swimmers are some of his memories of 35 years on the job.
Q. How have north county beaches changed since you started as a lifeguard?
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