Lifeguards busy this 4th of July
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Two hikers were rescued from a Black's Beach cliff,
numerous people were treated for minor and major medical issues and people
sustained plenty of stingray and jellyfish stings during a typically busy
Fourth of July summer holiday that lifeguards refer to as “our Super Bowl.”
San Diego Lifeguard Lt. Nick Lerma said two men, who were not
identified, were rescued by lifeguards from a cliff at Black's Beach when they
were stranded there about 12:30 p.m.
“Lifeguards using cliff rescue equipment lowered them to the beach,”
At about 4:30 p.m. lifeguards were also involved in assisting the search
for a possible suspect in Ocean Beach.
“Police asked for our assistance in attempting to flush a suspect out
of the caves at Sunset Cliffs,” Lerma said. “We were checking to see if
anyone went out into the water from the caves.”
Lerma said beach crowds were heavy as expected, but added the surf was
relatively light which helped with keeping things under control.
“The surf really died down considerably so our rescue count for a day
like today was mild to moderate,” Lerma said.
Staffing was at full capacity for the busy day, Lerma said, as
lifeguards were “doubled up at towers” to deal with sizable crowds in and out
of the water.