LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard rescued a 19-year-old man from a kelp bed 30 yards from White Point, Saturday.
At about 6:30 p.m., Saturday, crewmembers aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles were on a routine patrol when they flew over an individual attempting to flash them down using a flashlight. The rescue crew then hovered and lowered the rescue basket down to hoist the scuba diver out of the water.
The man was reported to be scuba diving alone when he got trapped in a kelp bed and could not get himself out. He was trapped for more than two hours before signaling the helicopter.
The aircrew safely transferred the man to Air Station Los Angeles where he was reported to be in good condition.