Coast Guard Searching for Person in the Water

MONTEREY, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard received a 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.

A Coast Guard HH-65 helicopter, from Air Station San Francisco, arrived on scene at 2:09 a.m., and a 47-foot motor lifeboat, from Station Monterey, arrived on scene at 5 a.m. to conduct search patterns. Shoreline search efforts are being coordinated between the Big Sur Fire Department and Limekiln State Parks Rangers who are on scene.

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.

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