Gray Whale Cove boogie boarder has a brush with dangerous current

Posted by on Mon, March 30, 2009

The Chron is reporting that a boogie boarder swept out to sea by a current off Gray Whale Cove made it back to shore

The Coast Guard launched a boat and a helicopter, and a boat was sent from Pillar Point Harbor as well.

Emergency personnel found the boogie boarder on the beach around 3 p.m., according to the petty officer.

Hmm. I drove by Gray Whale Cove at 6:15 and saw police and fire in the parking lot and an American Medical Response on the west side of 1. That seems much later than you’d expect if they found him at 3. But I don’t think this was related to the body-in-a-wetsuit-that-became-a-decomposed-seal since this was not at Montara Beach. Hard to reconcile the time and place I saw emergency response with what the news reports are saying. Two incidents and neither match up.