60-year-old jet skier rescued from kelp bed near Catalina
A 60-year-old man on a jet ski who was trapped in a kelp bed near Santa Catalina Island was rescued Monday evening, officials said.
The man was reported missing after he failed to return the island, prompting a search-and-rescue mission by the U.S. Coast Guard and Los Angeles County lifeguards, officials said.
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew spotted the man tangled in a large clump of kelp. He was plucked from the kelp by a lifeguard rescue boat, the Coast Guard said.
Officials said the man was not injured. His name was not released.