Coast Guard rescues man from ocean in Pacifica

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PACIFICA (KRON) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man who allegedly jumped off the Pacifica Pier Monday.

The man allegedly jumped from the pier into the ocean at 7:35 a.m.

The Coast Guard recieved reports of the man in the water who appeared to be in distress.

The rescue was led by a Coast Guard Station Golden Gate response boat crew, along with members from the Pacifica police and fire departments.
Firefighters and paramedics maintained communication with the man and attempted to provide him with a personal flotation device.

The Coast Guard was able to quickly locate the man and pull him from the water.

The victim had signs of hypothermia and had to be airlifted to a hospital, according to officials.
“Because of great communications between agencies on scene, we were able to quickly recover the person from the water,” Petty Officer James Helt said in a statement.

“However, anytime there is a person in the water for any amount of time, hypothermia is a big concern, as well as the possibility of cold water drowning,” Helt said.

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