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La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Swimmer experiences heart attack at La Jolla Cove; Weekly list of incidents reported to the police

La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Swimmer experiences heart attack at La Jolla Cove; Weekly list of incidents reported to the police

Swimmer experiencing heart attack rescued at La Jolla Cove

A 69-year-old male swimmer was rescued from the waters off La Jolla Cove by lifeguards, only to go into cardiac arrest on the beach. His condition was not known as of press time.

Lifeguard Lt. John Sandmeyer said around 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, lifeguards observed a swimmer struggling about 50 meters off shore. “(The swimmer) didn’t look very proficient and was looking up out of the water,” Sandmeyer said.

“Lifeguards responded on a paddleboard and brought him to shore. He was alert but experiencing difficulty breathing. The swimmer went into cardiac arrest on the beach, which is very rare, so lifeguards used...

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