SAN FRANCISCO -- A swimmer is alive this evening thanks to the efforts of an off-duty firefighter and other rescuers in San Francisco Bay.
The San Francisco fire captain happened to be the first person to notice the swimmer was in distress near Aquatic Park.
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The captain began CPR and a police department boat crew joined in the lifesaving efforts.
Within minutes, the rescuers brought the man to shore. His heart re-started and he began to breathe again before being taken to a hospital.
Off-duty firefighter saves swimmer near San Francisco's Aquatic Park