SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 23-year-old woman who died after a large wave swept her and a second woman off the rocks at Ocean Beach and into sea over the weekend was publicly identified Monday.
It took lifeguards about 40 minutes Saturday evening to pull Adriana Toro from the water, which was covered in sea foam, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and the county Medical Examiner's Office.
She died at UC San Diego Medical Center later that night.
Lifeguards responded to the end of Bacon Street at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, after a good Samaritan had already rescued one of the women, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Capt. Joe Amador.
That woman is expected to recover, according to fire officials.
Lifeguards had difficulty finding her, since the ocean was covered in two feet of sea foam, making it hard for them to breath.
The county medical examiner said Toro was walking along the rocks with her friends when the wave swept them both away.