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Woman swimming in unsafe waters arrested for public intoxication
March 03, 2014, 05:00 AM Bay City News Service

SANTA CRUZ — A woman was rescued off of the Santa Cruz coast on Thursday afternoon, a fire battalion chief said.

Firefighters responded to a report of a person in the water at Lighthouse Point Park near West Cliff Drive around 3:30 p.m., Battalion Chief Mike Venezio said.

Responders did not know if the woman was in trouble, Venezio said. Arriving firefighters saw the woman swimming in the water who did not appear to be in distress, he said.

The Harbor patrol boat made contact with the swimmer under stormy conditions and asked the woman, who was not wearing a wetsuit or fins, to board the boat because she was swimming in an unsafe location, Venezio said. She disobeyed the orders and swam away, he said.

The boat made its way outside the surf line and stood by as the woman swam to shore, Venezio said.

As the woman was swimming she lost momentum and began to get pulled down the coast, he said.

Swimmers from the fire department’s Marine Safety Division on the beach went into the water to secure the woman and swim her to the patrol boat, Venezio said.

The woman was arrested for public intoxication, he said. No injuries were reported, he said.

 

 

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