VIDEO. CHP Helicopter spots California State Lifeguards as they rescue a couple from a cave below the Ritz on May 7th, 2020.
Firefighters with Coastside Fire Protection District arrived just after 9:15pm and set up a rope system from the top of the bluff to back up the rescue swimmer from California State Parks.
The CHP brought in a helicopter and the Pillar Point Harbor Master arrived with a rescue vessel. They both provided backup, light, and safety for the rescue swimmer.
Here is the actual video from the CHP helicopter’s point of view:
Below, the rescue swimmer is paddling the couple to the beach.