Swimmers Save Teen In Cliff Diving Incident


A cliff diver was rescued Wednesday afternoon after he was knocked unconscious at Beale Falls.

According to Cal Fire, the victim jumped from approximately 70 feet above the water and was knocked unconscious upon impact with the water.

Fortunately, a group of competitive swimmers from the Bay Area witnessed the whole thing and swam over to rescue the victim.

“It was about three minutes he was face down in the water,” Jacklyn Scheberies, one of the hero swimmers, said.

Scheberies is a sophomore at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas and is on the Rebels swim team. Friends Lauren Francis, Malia Henry and Sarah Livingston swam with Scheberies at Castro Valley High School and on a summer swimming team.

“Something is so wrong and we need to fix it. There was no thought process. It was just happening. So much adrenaline. It was just a go for it moment. Mind completely blank,” Francis, another hero swimmer who just graduated from Castro Valley, said.

The swimmers were able to get him to the shore and waited until rescuers arrived.

See CBS Sacramento

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