Fisherman Jumps In and Saves Struggling Man
A fully-clothed couple jumped off the OB Pier around 11 pm Tuesday night. But they immediately got into trouble and started yelling for help.
A fisherman up on the pier, Paul Song, heard them, and either jumped or dove into the cold Pacific to help them. Song told 10News that when he reached the man, the guy was struggling:
“I knew that he wouldn’t make it in time — or I thought so — so I went in to try and get him to shore, take his clothes off, so the clothes wouldn’t weigh him down. He couldn’t make it. He was giving me a hard time. So I just took him to a pillar and taught him how to ride the waves out until help came.”
Paramedics checked out each one and no one had to be hospitalized. The couple were arrested – she was charged with public intoxication. It is a crime, a misdemeanor, to jump off the pier.