Coast Guard crews and firefighters Tuesday morning responded to a Pacifica beach where a man reportedly was swept into the surf by a large wave while he was walking on the rocks, officials said.

At about 7:45 a.m., crews responded by air, water and on the ground, searching for the man, fire officials said.

North County Fire was being assisted by two Coast Guard helicopters and a Coast Guard life boat.

The waves were coming in at between 12 and 14 feet, officials said.

No further details were immediately available.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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