U.S. Coast Guard rescues surfer

February 10, 2008 4:02:43 PM PST
A surfer was rescued today after he became stranded in the waters off the coast of Pacifica, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Russell Nagle said.

The Coast Guard received a report that a surfer near Pacifica Pier, located off Beach Boulevard, needed rescuing at 2:17 p.m., Nagle said.

A Coast Guard pilot flew a helicopter to the area and lowered a rescue swimmer down to the surfer.

The surfer was pulled from the water and brought to safety at 2:47 p.m., Nagle said. He was not injured.

Pacifica fire officials recovered the surfboard, Nagle said.