5 rescued after getting trapped by tide at Sunset Cliffs

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SAN DIEGO - San Diego Fire and Rescue Lifeguards rescued five people who became trapped along Sunset Cliffs because of the high tide Monday evening.

It all started around 4 o'clock when eight friends set off on a walk along Sunset Cliffs.

Within an hour, the tide got higher and three of them decided to stop just below Young Hall at Point Loma Nazarene University. The other five friends continued on, in search of a cave they had heard about.

Ana Silva, one of the friends who stopped, called for help through an emergency call box at a University parking lot when her friends didn't return.
Point Loma Nazarene University sophomore, Jayme O'Hanlon, said Sunset Cliffs can be extremely dangerous during high tide, because the rocks get slippery and the tide can slam people against the rocks.
San Diego Fire and Rescue Lifeguards deployed more than a dozen personnel to see which rescue would be best for the trapped five.
Two of those trapped were able to walk back up the cliffs with the help of lifeguards and a rope. The last three were taken back to shore by boat.
The group of friends were reunited by 8 o'clock. Lifeguards said no one was hurt.