A woman had to fight choppy waters to save her own life near Tennessee Valley Beach in Marin County on Tuesday.
She got trapped by the high tide. Her husband ran for help, but before he got back a wave swept her out into the water.
She had to swim back against the powerful waves to make it to shore.
A rescue chopper lifted the couple from the area as a precaution.
Sky7HD was overhead as she got checked out for possible hypothermia in the back of an ambulance.