2 Rescued From Water Near La Jolla Cove Cliffs

Two people were rescued from the ocean near the La Jolla Cove cliffs Friday evening, according San Diego Fire-Rescue officials.

The incident started at 7:45 p.m. when a man in his 20s and a 16-year-old girl were found nearly drowned in the water.

"We had two people enter the water or fall into the water over at the sanctuary near La Jolla Cove," said Marine Safety Lt. James Gartland. He said it's unclear if they tumbled from the cliffs because no one saw the incident; they only heard the screams of the victims.

Two good Samaritans jumped to their aid, Gartland said. One called 911 while the other dove in to help. The swimmer pulled one of the victims to the rocky reef, where lifeguards took over the rescue.

Rescuers had to airlift the teen, who was in moderate condition, according to Gartland. The man, who had more serious injuries, was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after lifeguards performed CPR on him.

It's unclear if their injuries are life-threatening.

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