Ocean Beach Pier Jump plunges ahead to help Prevent Drowning Foundation and Junior Lifeguards

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San Diego Junior Lifeguards and others joined the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego for the annual Ocean Beach Pier Jump on July 10, continuing a tradition that began more than 30 years ago.

Proceeds from donations and sales of jump tickets benefit the Prevent Drowning Foundation’s efforts to provide Junior Lifeguard scholarships and free swimming lessons for young people in San Diego County.

The Ocean Beach Pier had reopened to the public nine days earlier after being closed since January for repairs of damage caused by high surf. The event is the only time that jumping from the pier is allowed.

“We are thrilled to have the Ocean Beach Pier open and to continue this special event for the San Diego Junior Lifeguards and the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego,” foundation President Nicole McNeil said in a statement. “The proceeds allow us to provide ... life-skill opportunities for kids who wouldn’t normally have an opportunity to learn how to swim, become a Junior Lifeguard and prepare for a future career as a lifeguard or swim instructor.”

— Point Loma-OB Monthly staff


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