Breaking: Fishermen rescue man swept off jetty

Anthony Skeens, The Triplicate

Two fishermen helped a man to safety who was swept off the Crescent City jetty this morning.

Around10:30 a.m.a man who was walking toward the end of the jetty was hit by a wave that knocked him down, said Del Norte Search and Rescue Coordinator Terry McNamara.

A second wave crashed onto the man, pulling him onto the rocks on the east side of the jetty, McNamara said.

Two fishermen who were nearby saw the man get swept away and ran to his aid, McNamara said.

They helped him walk along the rocks until they reached the beach at Beachfront Park, McNamara said, adding that SAR volunteers arrived just as the men reached the sand.

The man was taken to Sutter Coast Hospital, but didn't appear to have been seriously injured, McNamara said.

It is advised to stay off the jetty, McNamara said.

Reach Anthony Skeens ataskeens@triplicate.com .

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