Woman walking Pacifica beach swept out to sea

By on Sun, January 31, 2010

A 37-year-old woman walking on Sharp Park Beach in Pacifica was knocked down by a wave and carried out to sea by the current Saturday afternoon, reports KTVU.

When they arrived, friends of the woman, who has been identified as Amy Kelleen Nicholson, told them she had been walking near the surf line when a wave knocked her down. A strong current then swept her further into the water, according to the Police Department.

Nicholson was unresponsive when she was eventually located, and paramedics and firefighters administered medical aide to her. She was transported to Seton Medical Center, but attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful. Police say she was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A reader at Pacifica Riptide notes:  "Be especially careful at Sharp Park Beach, where the ledge drops off some 5 to 10 feet about 10 feet out from the water line. The trough there is brutal."