Salt Creek State Beach Rescue Ongoing After 4 Hours

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Photo of search at Salt Creek Beach today by South OC Beaches (8-23-14)

The Orange County Register is reporting that “Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said witnesses called authorities about 11:45 a.m. after seeing a man in his 60’s go under a large wave and not resurface.” The search and rescue is ongoing right now at Salt Creek State Beach in Dana Point right now.
Orange County Fire Authority is conducting a search for the swimmer with a multi agency approach. OCFA is using a helicopter in their search. They are also using snorkel teams. 25 Firefighters from OCFA, Urban Surf and Rescue (US & R) and Laguna Beach Fire are assisting Life Guards and deputies.
South OC Beaches was on the scene today witnessing the various search attempts. There was a Command Center at the Main Life Guard Tower at Salt Creek Beach. We saw search boats and two helicopters searching at the point just north of the exclusive Ritz Cove Residences. The photo we posted is of the area.
This is a busy beach day at Salt Creek Beach. The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Advisory for this weekend for Orange County. Strong rip currents and high surf advisories for the Orange County Beaches. To view the complete advisory please link here. http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sgx&wwa=high%20surf%20advisory
We will try to keep you updated.
To learn more connect to OCFA at www. twitter.com/OCFA_PIO
To learn more connect to OCSD at http://www.twitter.com/OCSD

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