Police used a pedal boat  at Echo Park Lake to coax a swimmer in from the water Saturday. (credit: CBS)

Psychological Issues Blamed For Woman’s Six-Hour Swim In Echo Park Lake

A woman who was seen swimming in the Echo Park Lake for several hours this weekend and prompted a police rescue had psychological issues, according to police.


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Coast Guard Searching For Missing Swimmer In Redondo Beach

The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was last seen getting into the water around 1 a.m.

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Divers Recover Body Of Missing Swimmer Off Rancho Palos Verdes

Officials say Joseph Sanchez of Long Beach drowned Wednesday after he went cliff diving into the surging waters near Inspiration Point.


Firefighter paramedics attend to a man critically wounded in a shark attack Saturday off Manhattan Beach. (credit: Eric Hartman/Manhattan Beach Patch)

Man Attacked By Great White Shark Off Manhattan Beach

The unidentified swimmer was bitten just before 9:30 a.m., authorities said.


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Rip Currents Behind Vast Majority Of Lifeguard Rescues At SoCal Beaches

As Angelenos run for the beaches during this May heatwave, Southland lifeguards are urging them to check for possible riptides before jumping into the water.


Katie Ledecky of the USA sets a new World Record time of 8:13.86 in the Swimming Women's Freestyle 800m Final on day fifteen of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on August 3, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Katie Ledecky Wins USA Swimming Athlete Of Year

Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky has been selected USA Swimming athlete of the year.


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Parents Struggle With Sudden Death Of Teen Son Who Collapsed In Harvard-Westlake Pool

An Altadena couple remembered the life and sudden death of their teen son who collapsed in a Harvard-Westlake pool earlier this year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/12/2013

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Missing Swimmer In Serious Condition After Being Found Near Venice Pier

A swimmer that went missing around 9:30 p.m. near the Venice Fishing Pier has been found.


Actress and swimming champion Esther Williams died on June 6, 2013 in her sleep. She was 91. (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Actress, Swimmer Esther Williams Dies At 91

Former American competitive swimmer and MGM movie star Esther Williams has died at the age of 91.

CBS Los Angeles–06/06/2013

Justin Carr was a popular student at Harvard-Westlake School. (credit: HWChronicle.com)

11th Grade Harvard-Westlake Swimmer Dies During Workout In School Pool

Students and faculty at the Harvard-Westlake school in Studio City are mourning the loss of an 11th grade standout who died Friday during a workout in the school’s pool.


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Body Found Floating Off Laguna Beach

A 60-something man who had gone snorkeling at Goff Cove Beach in Laguna Beach was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon.


The U.S. Coast Guard, the Orange County Harbor Patrol and Orange County lifeguards joined the search for Frank Daniel Austin, which was called off on Sept. 3. (credit: CBS)

Body Recovered In Dana Point Identified As Missing Rowland Heights Man

The body of a missing swimmer was found about 100 yards offshore at Monarch Beach in Dana Point on Saturday.


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Crews Call Off Search For Missing Swimmer At Dana Point

The Harbor Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard have called off their search for a 34-year-old Rowland Heights man who went missing in the ocean Sunday evening.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/03/2012

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LA Woman Fails Fourth Attempt To Swim From Cuba To Florida

Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt in nearly 35 years to swim across the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, her dream of setting a record thwarted by storms, jellyfish stings, shark threats, hypothermia and swollen lips.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/21/2012

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Swimmer Dies After Being Pulled From Ocean In Newport Beach

A 59-year-old swimmer was pulled from the ocean in Newport Beach Wednesday and died at a local hospital, authorities said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2012