Four teenagers were rescued by beach patrol units at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Thursday afternoon after they became caught in the surf and dangerous rip tides.
Talk about being in the right place at the right time: Ocean Beach doesn't have lifeguards on duty and, in this case, a couple of beach patrol members were at the beach and able to help rescue the teens. Two boys were in good condition and did not need further treatment, while two girls were transported to the hospital for further observation.
Officials are saying the tide that overtook the teens could have washed ashore from military vessels offshore.
Beach patrols had apparently warned the teenagers earlier in the day about dangerous rip currents.
Just a reminder, if you do get caught in a rip current, you should try to swim parallel to the shore.
Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air. Listen below...