Carmel, CA…– At about 11:21 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, Cypress Fire Protection District, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, Pebble Beach Community Services District Fire Department, Carmel City Fire Department, California State Parks and an ambulance from Carmel City responded to a call for a diver in distress at Carmel River State Beach, (Monterey County), near the mouth of the river. On arrival, firefighters determined that one of the three divers in the water was found to be non responsive by his dive partners. Two CAL FIRE/Cypress FPD rescue swimmers and two California Lifeguards entered the water and made contact with the three divers. An Inflatable Rescue Boat was launched from Whaler’s Cove by CAL FIRE/Carmel Highlands FPD, and assisted the rescue swimmers in bringing the unresponsive diver to shore. The 61 year old, experienced diver, from Sanger, CA, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Also assisting in the rescue was the Monterey
County Sheriff’s Department.
The Cypress Fire Protection District, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, and Pebble Beach Community Services District Fire Department, partner with CAL FIRE in cooperative agreements to provide fire protection and public safety services. Their Ocean Rescue program includes surf , and blue water rescue capabilities for the safety of those who live in or visit the area. The Ocean Rescue Program has responded to 3 incidents already this year.
Who: Cypress Fire Protection District, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection
District, and Pebble Beach Community Services District Fire Department
What: Ocean Rescue
When: March 9, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Where: Carmel River State Beach, Carmel (Monterey County)