Pacific Missile Range Facility Fire and Emergency Services (EMS) personnel rescued three distressed civilian swimmers from the waters off Majors Bay Wednesday at Pacific Missile Range Facility after they became caught in a strong rip current.

The three swimmers were reportedly swimming at Majors Bay when one was carried out to sea by the strong rip current. Two of his friends attempted to assist but were also carried away. All three swimmers began drifting east about 150 feet from the shore.

PMRF EMS personnel were dispatched to the scene where two rescue swimmers immediately entered the water and paddled out to assist the three distressed swimmers. A jet ski was simultaneously launched and began retrieving the swimmers on at a time returning them safely to shore. The rescue operations occurred in treacherous high surf conditions. There were no reports of injuries.

Majors Bay:PMRF

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