Man who died being pulled from La Jolla Cove identified

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Emergency crews rescue two girls from Sunset Cliffs.

SAN DIEGO – A 22-year-old man who was pulled from the water at La Jolla Cove died from his injuries, authorities said Sunday.

Azfar Alam of Downey was pronounced dead on Saturday afternoon, according to the San Diego County medical examiner’s office.

He was found unconscious in the water on Friday evening, along with a teenage girl who was also unresponsive in the water, authorities said.

The girl responded to resuscitation efforts, according to San Diego Lifeguards, but it’s unclear how the two ended up in the water.

Just a day after the La Jolla Cove rescue, an injured 15-year-old girl was pulled from the water at Sunset Cliffs by rescuers and up the stairs onto Ladera Street near Sunset Cliffs Boulevard about 3:30 p.m.

She was taken to UCSD Hospital for treatment for a leg injury, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

It’s common for lifeguards to be busy in July, but according to Lt. Andy Lerum of San Diego Lifeguards, high surf and Comic-Con drew more people than usual to area beaches.

The total number of rescues made at San Diego beaches this weekend was being tallied, Lerum said.

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