Man rescued after Pacifica Pier plunge


A U.S. Coast Guard crew rescued a man who allegedly jumped from the Pacifica Pier into the ocean Monday.

At 7:35 a.m. Monday, Coast Guard officials received a report of a man who had either jumped or fell into the ocean from the Pacifica Pier and seemed to be in distress.

A Coast Guard Station Golden Gate response boat crew led the rescue, 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 boat crew quickly located the man and rescued him from the water.

The victim had signs of hypothermia and was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital.

Petty Officer James Helt said in a statement:

“Because of great communications between agencies on scene, we were able to quickly recover the person from the water. …¬†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.”


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