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Wednesday, April 11, 2007


:::::All major local news teams arrive on Ocean Blvd.:::::

My daughter is blogging about the tragedy that struck our beach on Tuesday, April 10th.
A man and woman were fishing off the east jetty (the entrance to Newport Harbor, which is down the street from us) - and they were swept away by a huge wave.

Read her account here:

Jill's Blog

These are some photos of the days events.

A big swell arrives at The Wedge (15-20 foot waves).

If there was sound here you would be amazed at the pounding these waves produced!

With divers in the water, our local harbor Patrol, the U.S. Coast Guard on the water and in the air the search launched.

Surf on this side of the east jetty at Corona del Mar State Beach has not been like this is many years ...local surfers could not resist...

The ABC-7 Eyewitness News chopper hovered over our cottage in the morning, awaiting air clearance from the U.S. Coast Guard.

By late afternoon the walls of water continued to build. The sets were building up further and further out.

Rick Chambers of KCAL-9, one of our most outstanding local reporters interviews our Orange County Sheriff Spokesperson.


  • At 12:12 AM , Blogger Dagny said...

    Reminds me of the days when I was in college in La Jolla and some idiots walked out onto the seawall after a large storm. Locals would have known better. Still sad none the same.

  • At 9:08 AM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    We all felt the same. Sad for the people who made a STUPID decision. We've also learned the woman was bascially afraid of the water, and never went fishing before. The story has strange turns -- the man she was with (who also was swept away) was a handyman doing work at her home (she had lost her husband almost a year ago due to a heart attack) -- and the only true witness, who told our parking lot attendant what had happened and to call 911 - RAN off not wanting to talk to any of the authorities. No pun intended...but kind of 'fishy'!


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