SAN DIEGO — For 13-year-old Cole Wehsener returning to the ocean and swimming in the waves Wednesday was important.
Wehsener, his brother and a friend were playing on a 5-foot pile of kelp along the shoreline of Windandsea Beach on Independence Day when he nearly drowned.
Cole said the tide came in quickly.
“This wasn’t an accident that actually happened in the water. It happened on the shoreline,” said his mom Karin. “So many aspects of the story are little miracles that add up to my son being here today. I’m so grateful.”