A car with two people inside plunged off the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf late Saturday, officials said.
Both people were rescued by emergency crews and were transported to a hospital. The condition of the two were not immediately known.
The incident was reported at 8:20 p.m. near the Santa Cruz Lifeguard Headquarters.
Officials said the driver went over an 8-inch parking block and tore through a 4-foot rail before falling about 20 feet into the ocean.
Witness Christina Patrick said she saw the car driving all over the pier before it went off.
Nearby lifeguards swam to the vehicle, described by witnesses as a white sedan, to rescue the two people in the car.
Driver brought to surface by lifeguards at 8:55 pm. Paddled to beach. Unclear condition. pic.twitter.com/LSOMc4lcjQ
— Stephen Baxter (@sbaxter_sc) October 18, 2015