Rip current at Southern California beach leads to 6 rescues

AP News
Posted: Oct 12, 2015 12:08 PM

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers pulled six people from the ocean after adults jumped in to save a girl caught in a rip current at a Southern California beach.

The 11-year-old girl was caught in the current near Port Hueneme (wy-nee-mee) Pier on Sunday.

Ventura County fire Capt. Mike Lindberry says the girl's father dived in to save her but was also overcome by the current.

Lindberry says four other people jumped in to help but they were also swept away.

Eventually all six were rescued by others, including fishermen on the pier.

Lindberry says the girl is in moderate condition.