Surfer rescued after pounding off ######
By Gary Klien
Marin Independent Journal
Posted: 04/19/2011 08:48:37 PM PDT
A surfer was rescued off ###### after a series of 12- to 15-foot waves pinned him against the rocks Tuesday, a fire official said.
The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m., when the surfer was unable to paddle out past a set of incoming waves, said Southern Marin fire Battalion Chief Matt Barnes.
"The breakers kept pushing him in closer to the rocks until he was pushed into the rocks," Barnes said.
Other surfers in the area eventually found the disabled surfer in white water about 50 feet offshore. They pulled him to shore, and firefighters arrived to take the man to Marin General Hospital for treatment of hypothermia and other possible injuries.
"I think if the surfers weren't there to bring him to shore, he would have had serious medical problems," Barnes said.
The surfer was conscious and in stable condition when firefighters took him to the hospital. His age and hometown were not available.