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Swimmer Rescued From Ocean Near Ventura Pier

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:41am

Ventura firefighters, and the Ventura Harbor Patrol rescued a swimmer who underestimated how hard it would be for him to swim from shore to the end of the Ventura Pier and back.

It happened just before 7:30 last night. Bystanders on the pier saw a man in the water yelling for help. They called 911.

A Ventura Fire Department rescue swimmer decided the 19-year-old man needed immediate help, and jumped off the pier to keep the victim afloat until a Harbor Patrol boat could reach the scene. He was treated for possible hypothermia.

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