Coast Guard Suspends Search for Person in the Water off Limekiln Beach

MONTEREY, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for the person in the water off Limekiln State Park after all shoreline, air and sea search efforts could not locate the victim. The Coast Guard received the report of a person in the water off of Limekiln State Park at 12:50 a.m. today and immediately launched an aggressive search effort. The report came from the Limekiln State Parks Rangers after a person was swept off of the rocks and pulled into the water.

The search efforts consisted of a Coast Guard HH-65 helicopter, from Air Station San Francisco, a 47-foot motor lifeboat, from Station Monterey, and shoreline search efforts coordinated between the Big Sur Fire Department and Limekiln State Parks Rangers.

The Coast Guard urges people to avoid walking on the rocks or jetties while on the beach and recommends people to be wary of rip currents off of the California coast. If you are caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore to reach safety.

The search is suspended pending further information.

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