San Francisco

Pair Initially Reported Swept Out to Sea Turn Out to Be Endurance Swimmers

Two people who were initially thought to be swept out to sea at San Francisco's China Beach Monday morning turned out to be endurance swimmers who weren't in distress, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.

The incident was reported to the Coast Guard at 11:55 a.m. at the beach in the city's Sea Cliff neighborhood, Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Colclough said.

Coast Guard and San Francisco fire crews responded and contacted the two people, determined they were not in distress, and cleared the scene

as of 12:45 p.m., according to the Coast Guard.

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