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Drowning victim critical after water rescue by swimmer

One person is in critical condition after they nearly drowned in the water near San Francisco’s Lands End but were saved by a bystander swimmer, fire officials said Thursday.

Around 3:10 p.m., officials with the San Francisco Fire Department reported via Twitter an active rescue was underway at Eagle’s Point, located within Lands End.

The bystander swimmer was able to save the victim until rescue units with the fire department and the U.S. Coast Guard arrived.

Once at the scene, a rescue boat was ultimately able to bring the victim to shore. The victim is being transported to a hospital, according to fire officials.

Further information was not immediately available.

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