Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rocks and ocean may be hazardous to YOUR safety, the usual warning

A CHP rescue chopper is used in a previous effort.  Patch file photo.
Yes we're good at these rescues,
lucky day for that San Francisco visitor
San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News, Erin Ivie,  5/14/14. "Daly City:  Distressed, hypothermic man rescued from Mussel Rock surf."

"A San Francisco man was rescued by helicopter Monday night after he was found in distress on a Daly City beach, authorities said. Crews responded about 8:30 p.m. to reports of a man down in the surf on Mussel Rock Beach, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Greg Crippen said. Officials dispatched a CHP helicopter to airlift the man from the beach, since an ambulance would not have been able to cross the rocky terrain.

The man was found in the water, in distress and suffering from hypothermia, Crippen said. He was flown to a parking lot above the beach, then taken to the hospital by ambulance. An update on the man's condition was not available Tuesday afternoon, officials said. It was not immediately known what the man was doing in the water when the incident occurred." 

Related article - Pacifica Patch/Bay City News, Renee Schiavone (Editor), 5/13/14. "CHP helicopter rescues injured man near Daly City." .... "The California Highway Patrol used a helicopter to rescue a 31-year-old San Francisco man in distress on a Daly City beach Monday night, according to the CHP. The North County Fire Authority broadcast a "man down" call on Mussel Rock Beach around 8:30 p.m., according to CHP Officer James Andrews. Due to the rocky terrain between the beach and the parking lot, emergency vehicles would have been unable to access the man, making a helicopter rescue necessary, Andrews said."  Note:  photograph from this Patch article, their file. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh 

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