BREAKING NEWS Cal OES positions extra firefighting resources in Tehama and Colusa counties Full Story
BREAKING NEWS Latest from PG&E on potential PSPS power outages, possibly starting Sunday morning Full Story
SEVERE WX : Freeze Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Mysterious mermaid statue appears in Ocean Beach

After a statue of a life-sized mermaid perched on a giant rock popped up in Ocean Beach, residents are wondering how ...

Posted: May 30, 2018 12:27 PM
Updated: May 30, 2018 12:27 PM

After a statue of a life-sized mermaid perched on a giant rock popped up in Ocean Beach, residents are wondering how it got there and why.

Locals say the rock along the coast is no stranger to guerilla art installations.

"Once there was a Christmas tree, once there was a peace sign, who knows what's up there," one resident told FOX 5.

According to several residents who claim to have knowledge of the statue, the mermaid was assisted to the top of the rock using a rope ladder draped over the boulder. The mermaid was then hoisted up and her hands were drilled into the rock.

So far, lifeguards have not said what they're going to do next, but residents don't seem too worried.

"It's a cool aesthetic and I think we've needed something like that since the peace sign was taken down years ago. I think it's cool to have something here to bring that magic back," another man said.

Locals say art installations on the rock normally last between four and five days before they are taken down.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 898799

Reported Deaths: 17305
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2968216974
Riverside657571279
San Bernardino617261070
Orange580101440
San Diego53928867
Kern33669416
Fresno30471436
Sacramento25094482
Santa Clara23881388
Alameda23133456
San Joaquin21528488
Contra Costa18413240
Stanislaus17509396
Tulare17425284
Ventura14124162
Imperial12700336
San Francisco12032140
Monterey1128487
San Mateo11002159
Santa Barbara9715120
Merced9439154
Sonoma9163134
Kings820183
Solano728674
Marin7045128
Madera498174
San Luis Obispo412132
Placer408857
Yolo314458
Butte304652
Santa Cruz275325
Napa192815
Shasta183930
Sutter183712
San Benito143215
El Dorado13084
Yuba129310
Mendocino112121
Tehama8528
Lassen7641
Lake67915
Glenn6523
Nevada6038
Humboldt5619
Colusa5496
Calaveras33917
Amador31716
Tuolumne2624
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1880
Del Norte1781
Mono1762
Mariposa782
Plumas630
Modoc290
Trinity260
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 61°
Oroville
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 60°
Paradise
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 61°
Chester
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 29°
Red Bluff
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 51°
Willows
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 61°
Fire danger will be extreme Sunday-Monday as the biggest dry wind event of the season takes shape. A widespread freeze in the Sierra-Cascades as low as single-digit values possible Sunday night. Mild & sunny weather after Tuesday.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events