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Three rescued at Sunset Cliffs in less than two hours

Posted at 6:08 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 09:24:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A woman and two men were rescued by local lifeguards in two separate incidents in Sunset Cliffs Tuesday evening.

The 23-year-old woman was rescued first, just before 6 p.m. Witnesses say she fell about 30 feet from a cliff at Ladera Park. Lifeguards say she was unresponsive but was breathing when they took her away to the hospital.

The second rescue happened less than two hours later, when two men from Los Angeles got caught in a rip current and started swallowing water. Lifeguards were able to respond quickly because they were finishing up with the earlier rescue about a half mile south from the scene.

Lifeguards told 10News the two men, ages 20 and 22, were in the water in an area locals call No Surf Beach, known for it's dangerous rip currents.

The rescues come just days after San Diego City Councilwoman Jennifer Campbell called for the cliffs to close due to the large crowds gathering and not following social distancing orders.

All three people rescued were taken to local hospitals, but their condition is unknown.