SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Rescue crews helped bring a surfer out of the water Tuesday afternoon at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach after he got separated from his surfboard.
At 2:52 p.m., fire crews, along with the National Park Service’s beach rescue unit, responded to an area of Ocean Beach near Vicente Street and Great Highway, according to fire spokesman Jonathan Baxter.READ MORE: Petaluma 13-Year-Old Arrested Following School Bomb Threat
A male surfer there had been separated from his board and got caught in a rip current, Baxter said.
The beach rescue unit was able to safely bring the victim out of the water. He was treated at the scene for injuries not considered life-threatening, according to Baxter.READ MORE: COVID: Certain California Prison Guards Must Be Vaccinated, Judge Rules
The victim was taken to University of California at San Francisco Medical Center as a precaution, Baxter said.
The incident comes after a tragic case over the weekend in which two Vallejo teens were swept to sea and are presumed dead. Supervisor Eric Mar has called for a hearing to determine possible safety improvements at the beach following the deaths.MORE NEWS: 2-Alarm Fire Burns Commercial Structure in San Jose
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