California lifeguards say 12 children were rescued from the water off the coast of Santa Cruz after the sailboats capsized in a massive wave.
According to the Santa Cruz Fire Department and other officials, the children were participating in a sailing lesson near the entrance to Santa Cruz Harbor Sunday evening. No one was seriously injured in the accident – all the children were wearing life jackets. But when the fire department lifeguard first arrived, five children were reportedly missing. They were found and rescued within 15 minutes, one of the five had previously been rescued by the harbor patrol.
According to fire officials, the surfers helped in the rescue of the schoolchildren. The Santa Cruz Yacht Club, which operates a sailing school, said it was investigating the incident.