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Stranded Surfer Rescued From Rock Near Cliff House In SF

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A stranded surfer was rescued from the rocks near the Cliff House on Monday. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A surfer who was stranded on a rock near the Cliff House restaurant Monday afternoon has been rescued, a San Francisco Fire Department dispatcher said.

Two U.S. Coast Guard swimmers jumped into the water near the Cliff House, and the stranded surfer jumped off the rock toward them, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Emily Wilhite said.

He was then picked up by a Police Department boat, a fire dispatcher said.

Wilhite said the surfer was taken to China Beach.

The incident was reported at 11:37 a.m. and the surfer was rescued around 12:40 p.m., she said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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