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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Pier Jumper Saved from Surf at Venice Pier

By Peter Ruiz, head of Venice Pier Project

At 12:15 pm Tuesday an unidentified man jumped off the north side of the Venice Pier.

Under estimating the undertow and the wind, he struggled to swim away from the pilings. A set of 3- to 5-foot waves rolled in a few minutes later and slammed the man into not one but two pilings. A near by surfer assisted along with Los Angeles fire and rescue and county lifeguards. Five minutes later LAFD was on scene. The man refused to be treated and was informed that it’s a fine or even arrest for jumping off the Venice Pier. Dazed and bleeding from all the mussels tearing into his torso, the man limped away to the showers.

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