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Three Fatally Injured After Being Swept Into Ocean By Rogue Wave In Ventura County

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)
Ventura County firefighters use a hook and ladder truck to lift some injured people off a beach.

Authorities say three people swept off some rocks into the ocean near the Ventura-Los Angeles County line have died.

Ventura County firefighters were called to the area off of the Pacific Coast Highway at Deer Creek Road at around 4:30 Thursday afternoon by reports that some people were knocked into the ocean by a rogue wave. 

Three people were pulled from the water, but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The names of the victims haven’t been released yet.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.