A beached boat found its way back to sea last week with the help of a Seal Beach lifeguard.
“When Marine Safety Officer Nick Bolin responded, the vessel was on the beach,” Bailey said in a written statement. "Fortunately all passengers were accounted for and uninjured.”
Bolin swam a rope to a tow vessel, and they were able to drag the boat off the beach and back into the sea.
Bailey said that boats beach themselves about once a month.
“Well, we try to catch ‘em before they get onto the beach,“ Bailey said in a Monday interview.
On the same day, Bailey said, Orange County Environmental Health issued a high bacteria warning for 150 feet east and west of the pier and 250 feet east and west of 14th Street.
“This was only a warning for slightly elevated bacteria counts, not a closure,” Bailey added.
Also, according to Bailey, normally the number of Seal Beach lifeguards working during the autumn season would be at "minimum staffing" – about three to four guards each day – but because the high temperature brings in more people, they'ved had to increase it eight a day or less.
Here’s the latest rescue data from Sept. 21 to Sept. 27, according to Bailey.
Major medical aid