Coast Guard searching for 2 in ocean near Santa Cruz

Bay City News
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Water rescue crews are searching for two people who fell from a cliff into the ocean Monday evening at Bonny Doon outside Santa Cruz, according to firefighters.

Cal Fire announced via Twitter at 5:42 p.m. that firefighters were at the scene of a water rescue at Bonny Doon, near Santa Cruz in unincorporated Santa Cruz County.

Firefighters determined that an unknown number of victims had fallen from a cliff. Two were in the water and two were on the cliff, so firefighters staged a cliff rescue and requested assistance from the United States Coast Guard.

The cliff rescue was completed around 7 p.m., but a Coast Guard helicopter was still on scene searching the water. As of 9:33 p.m., firefighters were being released from the scene and the Coast Guard was still searching for the missing victims, firefighters said.

Further details were not immediately available.