OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A man was taken to the hospital Monday morning after he fell into the Oakland Estuary, Oakland Fire Department officials said.
At 3:55 a.m., fire crews were dispatched to the area of 1717 Embarcadero on a report of a man in the water.READ MORE: Berkeley Hills Residents Urged To Stay Elsewhere During Extreme Fire Weather
According to Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Geoff Hunter, a security guard reported seeing a man around the area for several hours. The man, who is believed to have been intoxicated at the time, fell off a pier and into the water, Hunter said. The security guard then called 911 for help.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
Oakland fire crews and police officers responded to the scene. A rescuer removed the man from the water using a paddleboard, Hunter said.
The man was taken to a hospital.MORE NEWS: Dixie Fire Update: Firefighters Brace For 40 MPH Red Flag Winds; Flames Advance Toward Lake Almanor
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