Posted by Max Bottomtime on June 06, 2005 at 15:10:30:
Wave sweeps 2 fishermen to their deaths off PV
New: Lifeguards and U.S. Coast Guard officers pull the two men, both in their 30s, from the water but they are pronounced dead. Pair were fishing from rocks with family members.
By The Associated Press
Two men fishing on rocks at Point Vicente in Rancho Palos Verdes were swept to their deaths when a large wave washed them into the ocean, authorities said Monday.
The men, both in their 30s, were with three other family members on the rocks off the Hawthorne Boulevard extension about 7 p.m. Sunday when below Palos Verdes Drive West.
Lifeguards and U.S. Coast Guard officers plucked the men from the water. One was taken by boat to King Harbor in Redondo Beach and pronounced dead at Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance. The other was flown by helicopter to Point Vicente, where he was pronounced dead by paramedics.
Their names were not immediately released.
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