Two individuals rescued from separate beaches by lifeguards

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego lifeguards rescued two people from drowning Thursday at local beaches.

According to San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Lee Swanson, a 4-year-old was rescued from Mission Bay just before 2:40 p.m.

Officials said lifeguards and an off-duty nurse successfully performed CPR on the child.

The second rescue was a 36-year-old man pulled from the waters near La Jolla Shores shortly before 3:30 p.m., Swanson said. The man went unconscious in waist-deep water and was rescued by lifeguards and an off-duty SDPD officer.

Lifeguards are gearing up for a busy weekend with temperatures expected to be up to 10 degrees above normal throughout the county.

Swanson said beachgoers should talk to lifeguards to find the safest areas to swim and to heed any warnings from safety personnel.

Lifeguards also recommend for swimmers to stay close to watch towers, Swanson said.

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