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SAN DIEGO – Lifeguards rushed to the aid of a stranded surfer off the coast of Point Loma Monday evening.

The initial report stated two surfers were missing, but San Diego Lifeguards later determined one person was in distress around 5:45 p.m.  south of Ladera Street.  A rescue helicopter crew was called to pluck the stranded surfer from the rocky shore of Point Loma.

A high surf advisory was issued along the San Diego County coast through Tuesday evening.