Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sharp Park sneaker wave, surf, riptide claims Pacifican


CBS/KPIX5 Bay Area News, 2/9/16, 10:20 pm, includes video 2:26 minutes. "Man dies after wave knocks him into the waters off Pacifica." 

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"PACIFICA (CBS SF) — A 60-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon after he and a woman in Pacifica were apparently swept into the ocean by a large wave.  The San Mateo County coroner’s office said Larry Moore was pronounced dead at 3:20 p.m., about five minutes after he was pulled from the ocean by a Coast Guard helicopter.
The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the incident around 2 p.m. and staged a water rescue near the Pacifica Pier after the couple was knocked into the water, according to Coast Guard Lt. Marcia Medina. The woman was pulled to safety by an unknown party by the time rescuers arrived, but Larry Moore appeared to be unconscious when he was pulled from the water.
Both the man and the woman were taken to a hospital. The woman’s condition has not yet been released."

Related, ABC 7 News, 2/9/16, 7:31 pm, includes video 1:45 minutes. "Coast Guard rescue man from ocean off Pacifica Coast, condition unknown." .... "When the fire crews arrived, they found the female adult on the shoreline. She was able to walk, with help, to an ambulance and taken to the Seton Medical Center.  A rescue swimmer was lowered into the ocean and helped bring the adult man to shore. Rescue crews believe the man may have been in the water for more than 15 minutes."    

Note photograph from the related ABC 7 news article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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