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Searching the waters

A surfer rides a wave reaching over 10 feet as a U.S. Coast Guard ship searches for two people who were reportedly knocked into the ocean by a large wave. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
Orange County Sheriff rescue crews search the waters off Newport Beach for the two people who were apparently knocked off the jetty by a wave. (Glen Koenig / LAT)
People on the jetty next to a warning sign as a U.S. Coast Guard ship and Orange County Harbor Patrol boats search for a fisherman that was reportedly knocked off the Newport Harbor east jetty. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
Witnesses say a large wave swept a man and a woman into the ocean. So far, searchers have found a pair of shoes and a woman’s straw hat, but no other signs of the couple. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)