CAPITOLA (AP) – A San Jose family caught on rocks off a Capitola beach as the tide began to rise had to be rescued by firefighters Monday afternoon.

A bystander called 911 around 12:40 p.m. Monday to report that the family of four was trapped on some rocks offshore.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that about a dozen rescuers from Santa Cruz County’s Central Fire Protection District responded to the call.

Fire spokesman Mike DeMars said the family—Kevin Ennis, his wife, Melanie, and their two daughters, 10-year-old Kaya and 5-year-old Mia—were brought back safely to shore.

Beachgoers should pay close attention to the tides and topography when they are in an area that is unfamiliar to them, said DeMars.

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