Surfer rescued from rocks near Cliff House

January 21, 2013 1:25:23 PM PST
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.


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