Four swimmers were hospitalized Thursday after they were pulled from the ocean by lifeguards in Playa del Rey.
Two of the were in critical condition. One was in serious condition.
A 25-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were taken to a hospital and two other women were expected to be taken to the hospital.
One man is in good condition and declined to be taken to a hospital.
The rescue took place in the 11200 block of South Vista del Mar.
All four suffered what Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department described as water-related injuries.