Beach Rescue Required for Slackliner



Fire authority paramedics airlift an injured man from the beach this past Sunday, May 21. Photo by John thomas.
Fire authority paramedics airlift an injured man from the beach this past Sunday, May 21. Photo by John thomas.

A 20-year-old Dana Point man injured in a fall while “slacklining” on Table Rock Beach in South Laguna was airlifted to medical aid Sunday, May 21, authorities said.

Unlike a rescue of an unconscious man in the same area last month where three helicopters circled, just a single helicopter responded to the medical aid call from the Laguna Beach fire department, Chief Jeff LaTendresse said. He was transported to a hospital in Mission Viejo, LaTendresse said.

An Orange County Fire Authority helicopter landed on the beach to extract the victim, who experienced back pain after tumbling from a line secured between a stairway and a drainage pipe, LaTendresse said. Fire personnel made the assessment that the victim’s moderate injuries required an extraction, he said.

Following an inquiry by law enforcement officials over the April 29 incident where helicopters from the sheriff’s department and OCFA responded, LaTendresse said sheriff’s deputies agreed not to “self-deploy” to incidents.


Monday, May 15

Traffic collision. Broadway Place. 10 a.m. A driver was placed at fault in turning right in front of a bicyclist, who was struck and broke a collarbone.

Grand theft. 31100 block of Coast Hwy. 2:48 p.m. Two bright orange mountain bikes each valued at $5,000 were taken.

Tuesday, May 16

Citizen contact. PD. 11:28 a.m. A resident found nails hammered into a tree.

Citizen contact. 1300 block of Moorea Way. 2:56 p.m. Someone slept in a guest house and broke items in the room.

Fraud. 500 block of Nyes Place. 3:21 p.m. Someone attempted to open accounts in a resident’s name.

Extortion. 100 block of Rockledge Terrace 2:37 p.m. A resident received a phone call from a man attempting a scam and claiming to be holding their daughter. The daughter returned home from school without incident by 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17

Sexual perversion. 600 block of N. Coast Hwy. 2:14 p.m. A massage customer reported feeling disturbed by a masseuse’s actions.

Drunk driving. Broadway St. 3 p.m. A 57-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for suspicion of DUI and held for $10,000 bail due to a prior offense. Her vehicle allegedly collided with a motor officer, who escaped injury.

Fraud. 100 block of N. Coast Highway. 6:24 p.m. A merchant received a fake $20 bill.

Thursday, May 18

Traffic collision. Forest Ave. 8:58 a.m. A bicyclist was clipped by a vehicle. A report on the incident is incomplete.

Medical. 2500 block of S. Coast Hwy. 11:15 a.m. Danielle Conner, 27, of Newcastle, was arrested for suspicion of possessing meth and hypodermic needles. Bail was set at $20,000.

Thrown objects. N. Coast Highway at Jasmine St. 2 p.m. A water balloon thrown by passengers in a car struck a parking control officer.

Traffic stop. Forest Avenue at Beach St. 7:35 p.m. Cristian David Renderos Gallegos, 22, of Garden Grove, was arrested for suspicion of DUI and child neglect. Also in the car were his girlfriend and their child, who was properly secured in a child seat. Bail was set at $100,000

Friday, May 19

Traffic stop. 200 block of Thalia St. Daniel Anibal Barranco, 62, of Mission Viejo, was arrested for suspicion of DUI and held for $10,000 due to a previous offense.

Disturbance. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 7:34 a.m. Mark Jurczynski, 58, of Laguna Beach, who has a cane, was arrested for allegedly challenging a fight and assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $20,000.

Robbery. 1300 block of Skyline Drive. 12:15 p.m. Joshua Radwan, 36, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for suspicion of robbery after he allegedly took a drone from a real estate videographer. Bail was set at $100,000.

Fraud. PD. 4:35 p.m. $3,812 in fraudulent charges were made under a resident’s name.

Theft. 400 block of S. Coast Hwy. 6 p.m. Purse and its content valued at $1,600 was stolen.

Medical. 100 block of S. Coast Hwy. Daniel William Delrosario, 24, a homeless man in Laguna Beach, was arrested for suspicion of two counts of assault after a fight with another man and spitting at the arresting officer. Bail was set at $20,000.

Saturday, May 20

Traffic stop. Cleo St. 1:36 a.m. A 46-year-old Aliso Viejo man was cited for DUI.

Traffic stop. 200 block of Ocean Ave. A 31-year-old from Trabuco Canyon was arrested for suspicion of DUI and a probation violation. Bail was set at $15,000

Trespassing. 1000 block of Cliff Dr. 7:41 p.m. Marcela Encarnacion, 45, of Long Beach, and Arnoldo Chavez, 49, of Los Angeles, were both arrested for suspicion of burglary after investigators determined they allegedly were taking things from a home.

Traffic stop. 500 block of Forest Ave. 9:56 p.m. Eric Modesto Moreno, 24, Aliso Viejo, was arrested for allegedly possessing 1.09 grams of meth.

Sunday, May 21

Stolen vehicle. S. Coast Hwy. 1:48 p.m. Winston Paul Hart, 29, of San Clemente, was arrested for suspicion of auto theft after a short pursuit that ended when he crashed on a cement island.

Traffic collision. Gaviota Drive. 4 p.m. A 23-year-old Mission Viejo man was cited for DUI.

Grand theft. 900 block of Coast View Dr. 8 p.m. navigation system and computer case taken from a locked car with a lowered window.

Vandalism. 300 block of Broadway Street. 9:20 p.m. A car parked in the underground area has been spray painted on the inside.





















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