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Hurricane Marie destroys historic lifeguard building in Point Mugu




Big waves crash under the Huntington Beach Pier as Hurricane Marie brings a swell toward to the Southern California coast.
Big waves crash under the Huntington Beach Pier as Hurricane Marie brings a swell toward to the Southern California coast.
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One of the state's historic lifeguard buildings was destroyed Thursday due to the high swells caused by Hurricane Marie. The Cove House Lifeguard building had been around since the 1950s and was considered key in the life flow of administrative operations.

Craig Sap, California State Parks' Angeles District superintendent, says the building had withstood several storms before, but the angle in which the storm came caused the structure to move, causing parts of the building to come apart from the foundation.