Pismo Beach pier jumper missing

March 20, 2016

Pismo Beach Pier 1Rescue workers are searching for a man who jumped off the Pismo Beach pier Saturday evening.

Shortly before 10 p.m., witnesses spotted the man jump into the ocean. After the man began struggling in the water, witnesses called 911.

Officers then discovered property it appears the out-of-area man left behind. Police are not releasing the jumper’s identity until his relatives are notified.

Multiple agencies including the Pismo Beach Police Department, Cal Fire, the U.S. Coast Guard, and State Parks searched for the man for about two and a half hours Saturday evening before giving up the search because of low visibility.

Cal Fire and the Coast Guard resumed the search Sunday morning.


Could it be he thought he was at point Reyes?


Why did he give his wallet to a witness before jumping?


Would you jump in the ocean with your wallet?

It may have been a dare or showing off. From news reports it does not sound like a suicide attempt. This morning on KVEC they said he was swimming around fine at first, then started yelling for help. The people on the pier could no longer see him in the dark.

Sad that bad judgement likely cost him his life.