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Rescue Teams Look for Man Who Jumped Off Redondo Beach Pier With Woman—And Never Came Up

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Rescuers are looking for a 22-year-old man who jumped off the Redondo Beach Pier late last night and disappeared underneath the waves. An unidentified woman who took the plunge with him survived.

Scuba divers and a helicopter crew have been looking for the missing man David Thompson all day today to no avail, according to City News Service. They haven't had any luck finding him. (They went to his home, too, just to make sure he hadn't snuck back home without anyone noticing.)

It sounds like there were witnesses when the couple took the plunge around 11 pm last night, because firefighters and police were called to the scene and found the woman at the nearby Horseshoe Beach. She admitted to jumping off the pier but for some reason she wouldn't admit that Thompson had jumped alongside her at first. It's not clear immediately why the couple decided to jump either. The woman was brought to the hospital and checked out.

At the time of the jump, the water temperature in the area was 55-59 degrees and the surf was 2-4 feet, the National Weather Service reported.

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