Missing La Jolla Cove Swimmer was Sea Lion: Lifeguards


A sea lion’s bark sounded a lot like a man’s cries for help, apparently.

That’s what San Diego lifeguards determined might have been what a caller heard when they reported a man calling for help Saturday night.

The call came in around 10:45 p.m. after a caller heard what was thought to be a man’s calls for help below La Jolla Cove.

Lifeguards rushed to the scene where they also said they heard what sounded the man’s distress cries.

Lifeguards performed several searches, complete with helicopters, and found no one, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesperson Monica Munoz said.

“They also heard the cries of sea lions and determined that was probably what the reporting party heard,” she said.

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