Paddle-out: The Los Angeles County Fire Department, together with its Lifeguards Division and other county agencies, family and friends, mourned the death of ocean lifeguard Derek C. Traeger on Sunday with a paddle-out memorial service at Royal Palms Beach near San Pedro. Traeger, a lifeguard stationed in Santa Monica, died in a crash on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Torrance last Sunday, Aug. 14. He was 28 and had served with LACoFD – Lifeguard Division for six years.