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SAN DIEGO — A person in his late 50s died Sunday morning after drowning close to the flat rock space at Torrey Pines State Seaside, first responders stated.

The incident occurred a mile from the closest lifeguard tower, California State Parks lifeguards advised FOX 5.

“Typically talking, it’s not a extremely used aquatic space. There may be, because the title entails, there’s a massive rock that goes into the water, making it a harmful space to be swimming generally,” California State Parks lifeguard Lieutenant Erik Burgan stated.

State and San Diego lifeguards responded to the drowning. Guards used a jet ski to get the particular person to shore.

Jay Lombardo, a San Diego resident, spent all day on the seaside and stated he noticed the incident unfold.

“Noticed a whole lot of vehicular exercise, the lifeguards zoomed down and acquired within the water, apparently they introduced them as much as the sand and there was kind of a huddle round that,” Lombardo stated.

Burgan stated the lifeguards carried out CPR, however the sufferer died on the scene.

State lifeguards together with legislation enforcement are investigating the drowning dying.

Additionally on Sunday, San Diego Lifeguards reported six rescues at Ocean Seaside. This time of yr, there are much less lifeguards since it’s now not peak summer season season, and extra security precautions folks should take note.

“Escape the warmth, hit the seaside,” stated Diego Vazquez, a resident visiting Mission Seaside.

Heading to the seaside on a scorching day is usually a well-liked spot, it additionally comes with security suggestions.

“When persons are coming to chill off, make certain they’re swimming close to a lifeguard,” stated Lieutenant Brian Clark, with the San Diego Lifeguards.

Clark stated 80-90% of rescues are due to rip currents. For instance, Clark stated Ocean Seaside’s ocean ground just isn’t flat. There are holes that trigger rip currents, pulling the water again.

Guards say stay calm when you get caught in a single.

“When you’re not a powerful swimmer, hold your ft planted on the underside. If you will boogey board, experience waves in,” Clark stated.

Outdoors of peak summer season season, San Diego lifeguards are nonetheless within the seasonal towers and the principle towers. Guards are giving warnings to folks within the water. A number of swimmers say they hearken to what the guards say, and swim to their talents.

“If a lifeguard tells me to not go there, I don’t go there,” beachgoer Alex Cruz stated.

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