SANTA CRUZ (AP) — Fire officials say two men were rescued from the water after their car plunged off the Santa Cruz wharf.
Santa Cruz fire Battalion Chief Mike Ditano tells the Santa Cruz Sentinel the driver went over an 8-inch parking block then tore through a 4-foot rail and plunged about 20 feet into the ocean Saturday night.
Lifeguards in swim fins and wetsuits swam to the white sedan and brought a man to the surface and swam him to the beach on a paddle board. Minutes later they brought a second man to the surface and swam him to a waiting Coast Guard boat.
Both men were taken to a hospital. Their condition was not immediately known Sunday.