WESTSIDE BEACH ASSAULT/RESCUE 06-14-10 13:05 a.v.
An 18-year old had to be rescued by the Fire Department after being badly beaten last night on a Santa Cruz beach. Witnesses called 9-1-1 after a man got into a fight with a group of men on a beach near West Cliff Drive and Fair Avenue around 11:45 p.m.. Firefighters took about 45 minutes to reach the teen and secure him in a rescue basket that was hoisted up a 35-foot cliff to the street. The teen, a Santa Cruz resident, who had sustained a head injury after being hit with an unknown object, was taken to Dominican Hospital.