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Big surf is a big sign of what's headed our way

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Lifeguards had to use a crane apparatus Thursday to rescue two teenage boys who jumped off a roughly 30-foot bluff into the ocean at Sunset Cliffs and became stranded in a rocky pool.

The emergency near the terminus of Froude Street was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Cesar Lopez had the camera rolling as his friends jumped.

"They just jumped. My friend reached part of the surface, and one didn't. I guess the waves were coming hard," he said. "I felt like my friends were going to be gone. I thought the waves were going to take him."

"Probably picked the worst day to jump off the cliffs today. They had no wet suits, no nothing. Pretty stupid to do what they did today," a witness said.

It took lifeguards about 45 minutes to get both boys out of the surf and back onto solid ground. The uninjured youths were turned over to police for questioning, since it is illegal to jump off sea bluffs in the city. They were released into the custody of their school.

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