SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A tourist drowned Monday while trying to come to the aid of his niece as she struggled to get back to shore during a swim in Mission Bay.
The man attempted to rescue his relative near the entrance to Fiesta Island shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. She wound up making it back to the beach on her own, but he could not, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.
Hearing a radio dispatch about the emergency, a lifeguard who happened to be driving in the area hurried over to the harbor, swam out to the stricken man, pulled him to shore and tried in vain to revive him.
An ambulance crew then took the victim, believed to be in his 50s, to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, where he was pronounced dead. His name was withheld pending family notification.
Warm weather is expected to return to San Diego this week peaking around the mid-week point. Temps should cool again by next weekend.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
A man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in a Vista apartment early Sunday, and homicide detectives were investigating, sheriff's deputies said.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.