Off-Duty CA Firefighter Rescues 10 Surfers

Hoses running from a fire truck

A Central Fire Protection District firefighter received a letter of commendation for helping 10 inexperienced surfers get back to shore in hazardous conditions while he was off-duty, reports The Santa Cruz Sentinel.

The dispatch call detailed that 10 people were stranded in a beach cove and rescuers might need to rappel down the cliff.

Within an hour of Marty’s decision to get into the water that day, he would be leading those same 10 people up out of a beach cove as his on-duty coworkers arrived. The stairway closest to 38th Avenue where the group, whose members were not all together, had been trying unsuccessfully to get out of the water is among the most treacherous in Pleasure Point.

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