May 11, 2017

Santa Cruz First Responders to the Rescue!

Santa Cruz Police Department, Santa Cruz Fire Department and Harbor Patrol’s coordinated effort rescued a man who injured himself jumping off the wharf.
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at approximately 8:36 pm, Santa Cruz Police responded to a report of an individual calling for help in the water while grasping onto a wharf piling. The 27-year-old man from Santa Cruz was dared to jump from the end of the wharf for $20. He accepted the challenge and jumped. In the process, he suffered a hip and leg injury. Within minutes, SCPD, joined by Fire and Rescue swimmers brought him aboard the Harbor Patrol boat on the scene.

The integrated response between SCPD, SCFD and Harbor Patrol resulted in a successful rescue. The wharf jumper was airlifted to a Bay Area Trauma Center for treatment.