SUNSET CLIFFS (CNS) - A swimmer who was trying to get out of the ocean at Sunset Cliffs slipped and fell on the rocks and was rescued by a San Diego Fire-Rescue helicopter Monday.
Dispatchers were notified shortly after 10 a.m. that the man was stuck on the rocks near the foot of Ladera Street with a minor leg or ankle injury, according to spokesman Lee Swanson.
"With the tide coming in, lifeguards were not able to rescue him the regular way, so they called in the helicopter,'' Swanson said.
The helicopter lifted the victim out off the cliffs, took him to a landing zone at Pt. Loma Nazarene University, where he was met by paramedics for treatment, Swanson said.
A shallow, 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Ocotillo Wells area of San Diego County but there were no reports of injury or damage, authorities said.
Two San Diego police officers shot and wounded in a standoff in the College Area over the weekend are recovering Monday.
High pressure will bring warmer temperatures and shallower marine layer through Tuesday. Overnight and morning low clouds and fog are possible.
In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs have heralded innovations like smartphones and car-sharing. Now, Tim Draper, one of the valley's most successful venture capitalists, wants to similarly shake up the way California is governed by dividing it into three states.
Police searched for a suspected car thief who fled into a canyon in Linda Vista on Sunday afternoon.
A motorcyclist smashed his bike into the rear of a sheriff's patrol car, as the deputy made a left turn, and was killed in Encinitas Sunday.
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.