A surfer and three members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol were rescued Friday afternoon after getting stuck in the inlet.
The U.S. Coast Guard was called and sent to Motor Life boats that were in the area doing heavy weather training. The crews rescued the surfer and beach patrol members.
A spokesman for the Coast Guard said the surfer was attempting to surf the bigger waves caused by Hurricane Arthur and became stranded on the inlet. Beach patrol swimmers tried to help the surfer, but they also became stuck due to the heavy waves.
“It is obvious that the bigger waves caused by storms and hurricanes would be attractive to surfers,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Peter Tomlin. “But what people don’t realize is that when they find themselves in trouble and need assistance, they place the life of others in danger. Even the best swimmers can run into trouble so please stay out of the water during storms.”
No one was injured.