(Bloomberg) -- Newport Beach, California, where four ranking lifeguards earned more than the town’s $109,677 median household income in 2012, may partially disband its municipal ocean rescue to deal with rising pension costs.

The Orange County city of 87,000, with a median home value of $1.5 million according to Zillow.com, is weighing bids from other governments and private companies for lifeguard services at Corona del Mar State Beach, which the municipality patrols, according to bid documents.

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