Coast Guard Suspends Two Cases Involving People in the Water

ALAMEDA, Calf. – On Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard responded to two cases involving people in the water throughout California.

In Ventura, Calif., at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, a 16-year-old boy was swept into the ocean off of Mugu Rock. After searching 319 miles of ocean over a 44 square mile area the Coast Guard suspended its search.

At Portuguese Beach, north of Bodega Bay, Calif., the Coast Guard also responded to a person in the water on Saturday. The Coast Guard again suspended the search after five searches covering an area of 29.7 square miles.

The Coast Guard would like to remind anyone who is going on the beach to be cautious of rip currents, rogue waves, and walking on the rocks. These conditions can be magnified during heavy storms, which can increase the threat of being swept out to sea.

If you are caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore and do not panic. Remember to conserve energy and wave for help if someone is on the beach. Be conscientious of your children and keep them in sight at all times. Only swim in areas which lifeguards are on duty.

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