September 5, 2021 - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues a man stranded at night on Greyhound Rock off a beach at Greyhound Rock County Park.
The helicopter crew arrived when high water and waves prevented him to leave. A rescue swimmer is lowered to the rock followed by the man being hoisted into the helicopter.
Greyhound Rock in Santa Cruz County, California is interesting huge rock formation, made of ancient mudstone, that extends into the Pacific Ocean with flat enough surfaces that people can walk on and gaze out at the spacious sea during low tide. However, waves block the return to the beach when the water starts rising toward high tide.
U.S. Coast Guard video by District 11
Edit with widescreen conversion by USA Patriotism!