Tomas Lopez said Thursday that he "humbly declined" the offer by Jeff Ellis Management to get his job back as a lifeguard in Hallandale Beach. "It's not out of spite or anger or anything like that. It's just I prefer not working for the company any more," Lopez said, several days after he was fired for leaving his post to rescue a man drowning outside the zone he was supposed to patrol. Lopez said he told the company he appreciates the apology, but he is going to continue his education. He said he would do the same thing tomorrow if such a rescue situation happened again.