PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — According to Escambia County Fire Rescue, there were multiple swimmers out on Pensacola Beach this Wednesday at 11:52 a.m., who required a water rescue.
On Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 11:52 a.m., Escambia County Fire Rescue, Pensacola Beach Lifeguards and Escambia County EMS responded to a water rescue off Portofino Drive on Pensacola Beach. Upon arrival, one swimmer appeared to be in distress. Two lifeguards and one firefighter equipped with a Waverunner jet ski went into the water to rescue the swimmer.
The swimmer that was rescued by the lifeguards and ECFR had provided assistance with four swimmers that were in distress. Those four swimmers were back on shore. Two of those swimmers, both adults, required transportation to the hospital. One was transported via helicopter. The other was transported on ground via Escambia EMS.
Escambia County Fire Rescue E13, 1329, Escambia County EMS, LifeFlight and the Pensacola Beach Lifeguards and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the water rescue.