Pendleton Marine saves drowning couple
Last updated 3/1/2021 at 5:18pm
CAMP PENDLETON – A young Marine was recognized for actions taken on Feb. 15 when he saved the lives of two civilian kayakers at the 21 Area Boat Basin.
Cpl. Jordan Perez, a combat engineer with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, was present when a married couple was calling for help from the water. The boat basin, surrounded by large, sharp boulders, produced unforgiving waves that day that flipped their kayak.
Through these waves, Perez estimated that he had to swim 250 meters to reach the kayakers and bring them to shore – a feat that may have proven impossibl...