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A man who was rescued with two other people from Tablerock Beach in South Laguna around 9 p.m. March 17 was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine and being under the influence of the drug, according to police records.

Giovanni Carlo Frizzle, 20, of Mission Viejo, was pulled by firefighters from the beach in a basket, along with two others, after one of the trio called for help. The trio were in an isolated cove and surrounded by water. In a dramatic rescue, firefighters rapelled down to the area from a line suspended on a crane above the beach.

Two of those rescued, Frizzle and a woman, were “very intoxicated” and were transported to Mission Hospital Laguna Beach for examination, according to Laguna Beach Police Lt. Jason Kravetz.

Frizzle was subsequently arrested and held on $20,000 bail, according to police records. The man who called “911” was not as intoxicated as the others and was released at the scene, according to Kravetz.


The “911” caller told police his two friends were “too drunk to walk,” according to the logs of the incident.