Updated at 7:37 PM, Sunday Jan. 24
High surf and waves damaged railings and electrical wiring on the Ocean Beach Pier, and it remained closed until 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, according to marine safety Lt. John Sandmeyer.
A crew repaired damage to railings and electrical wiring on the pier, which closed Saturday, Sandmeyer said.
Pounding surf caused the pier to be closed, and “conditions are very similar today,” Lerum said, adding a lot of people are visiting local beaches right now.
Lifeguards have been kept busy this weekend so far with a dozen rescues, including one Friday at La Jolla Cove involving a woman who swam too close to an area called The Hole, a reef which can be very dangerous when waves are rough, Lerum said.
“It took three lifeguards to pull her out of a very bad (situation),” Lerum said.
The National Weather Service posted a high surf advisory through 3 p.m. on Sunday.
— City News Service
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