MALIBU – On Saturday evening, September 14, 2019 California State Parks Lifeguard Dave Wilson was alerted on his cellphone by the PulsePoint app of a 911 call for a water rescue at Sycamore Cove Beach in Malibu. Wilson, still in field training, immediately notified personnel at the closest lifeguard tower and seasonal lifeguards responded. They discovered a woman, fully clothed, in the water and she did not know how to swim. She had been on the rocks and fell into the water. Another visitor to the park saw what happened and was in the water trying to assister her when the lifeguards swam out to her and brought her to the safety of the shore. She was conscious and transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
“This is a shining example of public safety professionals who are at the ready to rescue and save lives,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “Having an app on your phone that notifies you when someone nearby is in trouble and in need of CPR is going the extra mile. In this case, the app reached the lifeguard before more traditional methods. Great job by all!.”