San Diego lifeguards rescue hundreds over the weekend

Posted at 8:21 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 23:27:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Hundreds of people were rescued along San Diego's coast this weekend. The high surf and riptides made for dangerous conditions, especially for inexperienced swimmers.

In total, lifeguards in the City of San Diego rescued 390 people on Saturday and Sunday.

In Encinitas, lifeguards rescued 95 people over a four-day period. Lifeguard officials there say they entered the water over 1,200 times to get people out of rip currents.

"That's a successful day for lifeguards when everyone gets to go home not in an ambulance," said Lt. Andy Lerum with the City of San Diego.

San Diego lifeguards say there were no ocean-related deaths over the weekend. There was one fatality last week in Mission Bay related to a boating incident and possible medical situation.