Tragic California Waves Claim the Life of 5-Year-Old Girl and Leave Man MissingNovember 28, 2023
A 5-year-old girl died and a 54-year-old man is missing after being swept into the sea by waves near Half Moon Bay, Calif. The U.S. Coast Guard ceased the search for the man after 22 hours without any sign of him. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when both individuals were swept away by a wave at Martins Beach. The young girl was found and pronounced dead at a hospital, but the man has not been located. The search covered 100 square miles and the decision to suspend the search was described as one of the hardest to make. Recent studies have indicated that winter waves off California are increasing in height due to climate change.