SAN DIEGO — Three men were rescued by lifeguards after abandoning a jet ski and attempting to hide under the Ocean Beach Pier Monday morning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.
The U.S. Coast Guard notified the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department of a potential rescue after a personal water craft was seen entering the surf line near Sunset Cliffs around 5:40 a.m.
Two land units and a rescue boat responded to the scene, finding three fully clothed and wet individuals under the Ocean Beach Pier, according to SDFD. A jet ski was later discovered by first responders on the reef at Del Monte Avenue.
Border Patrol agents were called to the scene where the three adult men were reportedly attempting to hide under the pier, CBP spokesperson Eric Lavergne confirmed to FOX 5.
Lifeguards were able to pull the individuals from the water without incident. No injuries were reported by the department.
The three men, a Mexican National and two Guatemalan nationals, were taken to the Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station for processing, Lavergne said.
The jet ski was seized by CBP Air and Marine Operations.