On Wednesday night in Laguna Beach, a woman died and a man received medical attention and was airlifted off the sand near Pirate Tower on Victoria Beach after attempting to rescue a woman washing away to sea.
After failing to retreive the woman, the 49-year-old good Samaritan received medical attention on site and was eventually airlifted to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
A search and rescue mission for the 70-year-old woman swept to sea continued after the man had been evacuated. A short time later, the woman's body was recovered near the spot on the beach where she was last seen.
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The woman, originally from Irvine, had been visiting Newport Beach with her husband. He was not harmed.
The woman's body was located a little after 9:30 p.m.
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