By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent Rescuers, forced by nightfall to quit efforts to cut lines entangling a whale spotted near Laguna Beach on Tuesday, were unsuccessful in locating the 40-foot gray again by Thursday. The animal was last seen heading west into deeper and potentially more dangerous waters for rescue crews. It […]
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By Ben Bodart, Special to the Independent As is his habit, Laguna Beach resident and surfer Ian McErlane, 37, was out walking his two dogs in Heisler Park recently when red-flag surf conditions transformed the routine into life-saving heroism. McErlane’s attention was drawn to people on Picnic Beach, who were watching the waves […]