Two Jump Off OB Pier Fully-Clothed – End Up Having to Be Rescued and then Are Arrested

by on June 25, 2014 · 4 comments

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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.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Aging Hippie June 25, 2014 at 10:44 am

Was it a suicide pact? Nothing in the channel 10 article about whether it was…


Frank Gormlie June 25, 2014 at 10:46 am

I think it was a pact formed by booze.


Aging Hippie June 25, 2014 at 10:48 am

Honorable mention in the Darwin awards.


Kathrine July 7, 2014 at 7:06 pm

I was there when the two “jumped” off the reason for the quotation marks is because the woman didn’t jump off the man pushed her off before jumping in himself, he thought it would be fun to swim back to shore but soon realized there was a rip tide, I was one of the few people trying to talk to the and tell them to swim sideways or to swim along the shore not towards it, the woman listened and made it to shore safely by herself but the man was struggling and that’s when the other guy jumped in after him. It took almost 20 minutes for rescue to show up and jump in after the two men. They all made it to shore safely but intoxicated.


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