Officials search Pirate’s Cove after report that someone fell

Pirate’s Cove in Avila Beach.
Pirate’s Cove in Avila Beach. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Officials are searching Pirate’s Cove in Avila Beach after receiving a report that someone had fallen after trying to climb up off the beach, according to Cal Fire Capt. David Kay.

Kay said rescuers were searching for a man and a woman, adding that authorities believed the man had called a friend in Atascadero, who in turn contacted 911.

Cal Fire and California Highway Patrol began to search the area for the pair shortly after 5 p.m., Kay said.

The man was eventually found near the parking lot at Pirate’s Cove with a cut on his head, Kay said. They were still searching for the woman as of 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

A CHP helicopter is assisting in the search.