Swimmers rescued by lifeguards in Point Loma

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Emergency crews came to the rescue Monday of three swimmers who got caught in a rip current in the surf off Point Loma.

The near-drownings near the foot of Hill Street were reported shortly before 3 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Public-safety personnel who happened to be nearby, training for bluff rescues, pulled the men out of the water, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said. Two had to be hoisted up the cliffs, while the third was able to walk up a trail on his own.

The victims, all in their 20s, were taken to hospitals, one by helicopter, the the other two went by ground ambulance.

“They had all taken in a fair amount of water,” Swanson said

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