Long Beach police asks public’s help identifying rescued swimmer

On Friday, August 29, 2008, at approximately 2:00 p.m. Long Beach lifeguards rescued a female swimmer who was in distress in the ocean water in the area of 56th Place and Ocean Boulevard. The female was in full arrest and the lifeguards performed CPR. She was transported to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition.
Police have been unable to identify the swimmer. She had no identification and no one was at the beach location with her.
The female is described as an adult in her mid to late 20’s, 5’4″ -5’6″ tall, 130-150 pounds, with shoulder-length hair that has brown roots and has a reddish tint color. She appears to possibly be of Filipino or Hispanic descent and was wearing a one-piece magenta bathing suit. She also has a religious necklace on that is made of black fabric that reads “Our Lady of Mt. Carmel” and “Our Lady Scapular Promise.” She has a birthmark on the outside of her left knee.
If anyone has information about the identity of the female swimmer, please call the Long Beach Police Department at (562) 435-6711.