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Two pro lacrosse players, including one from Baltimore, rescued from heavy surf in San Diego

Two pro lacrosse players, including one from Baltimore, rescued from heavy surf in San Diego

Two members of the San Diego Seals professional lacrosse team were rescued from heavy surf Thursday morning at Sunset Cliffs. Both suffered only minor injuries.

The Seals players — identified for the Union-Tribune by the team as Nick Ossello and Baltimore native Garrett Epple — asked a bystander to film them jumping off the cliffs and into the Pacific Ocean at a well-known spot called “The Arch,” according to a report and accompanying video by OnSceneTV.

Witnesses told OnSceneTV the athletes were wearing only board shorts, and after jumping in they were overcome by roiling, 60-degree water at a time when high surf warnings have been issued for much of the county’s coastline. A...

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