Swimmers rescued at Majors Bay

BARKING SANDS — Three civilian swimmers were rescued in high surf conditions off Majors Bay Wednesday at Pacific Missile Range Facility after they became caught in a strong rip current.

The three swimmers were reportedly swimming at Majors Bay when one was carried out to sea by the strong rip current. Two of his friends attempted to assist but were also carried away, according to a press release from PMRF.

All three swimmers began drifting east about 150 feet from the shore.

PMRF Fire and Emergency Services personnel responded. Two rescue swimmers immediately entered the water and paddled out to assist the three distressed swimmers. A Jet Ski was simultaneously launched and began retrieving the swimmers one at a time, returning them safely to shore.

There were no reports of injuries.

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