Rip Tide Sweeps Girl Into Ocean in SF

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 PM PDT
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Rip Tide Sweeps Girl Into Ocean in SF

A 14-year-old girl was rescued by surfers in the waters off of San  Francisco's Ocean Beach this evening after being swept out to sea in a rip  tide, a U.S. Coast Guard petty officer said.
     
The incident was reported at about 6:50 p.m. at the beach near the  intersection of Great Highway and Sloat Boulevard, Coast Guard Petty Officer  John Eastman said.

The girl was swept out to sea and a Good Samaritan, a woman in her  20s, swam out to try to get her, Eastman said. The Good Samaritan was not  able to reach the girl and swam safely back to shore, he said.

Two surfers in the area then went out and got the girl and brought  her back to shore, where San Francisco emergency responders had arrived to  treat her, according to Eastman.

A Coast Guard crew was also responding to the area but was called  off after the girl was brought back to shore.

The girl was conscious and breathing when she arrived back on  shore. She was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where she was in  stable condition this evening, a San Francisco fire dispatcher said.
 

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