Coast Guard responds to 4 swept from beach near Santa Cruz, Calif

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard and local agency crews responded to four people who were swept off Bonny Doon Beach near Santa Cruz, Calif., Sunday.

Two men and two women were swept from the shore after being struck by a wave. The two men were able to reach nearby rocks and await assistance. The two women were taken from the water by lifeguards and the Santa Cruz Harbor Patrol. The two women were then transferred to a hospital in Santa Cruz.

The two men were rescued from the rocks by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco and delivered to waiting EMS personnel on shore.

A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Monterey, the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station San Francisco, members from California Fire, State Park Lifeguards and the Santa Cruz Harbor Patrol responded to the distress call.

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