11:12am – Surf Rescue at South Beach State Park.
11:15am – Surfer in distress out by the south jetty. Female in a multi-colored wetsuit on a blue surfboard. Can’t get back in toward the beach.
11:17am – Closest beach access is #61.
11:18am – Coast Guard is launching a rescue helicopter.
11:25am – Newport Fire & Rescue crews on the beach say they have the female surfer in their binoculars. She is being guided back to shore by another surfer. They appear to be okay. Waiting for them on the beach.
11:28am – Surfers are back on the beach. Meeting with fire-rescue personnel.
11:40am – Fire Rescue returning to quarters.