Divers Rescued Off Carmel Coast Sunday

Fire Crews were the first to reach the the three distressed divers, who were bailing out their tiny, water-logged craft around 10:55 a.m. Sunday morning.

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    Fire crews rescued three divers off the coast of Point Lobos State Reserve Sunday morning when high winds and waves threatened to sink their tiny boat.

    Fire Crews were the first to reach the the three distressed divers, who were bailing out their tiny, water-logged craft around 10:55 a.m. Sunday morning. According to Cal Fire Captain Richard Lopez, the divers were on their way to Bluefish Cove, a popular dive spot, when wind and waves overwhelmed their watercraft.

    Two of the divers were taken to shore in an inflatable boat, another was other towed ashore by California State Parks Rangers. Luckily, none of the divers or emergency responders were injured.

    Although it might seem a little out of the ordinary for fire crews to be doing water rescues, Lopez said his crew was simply well-positioned to arrive first. Plus, he said, "we do a little of everything over here."

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