Fire officials on Saturday rescued a woman and were unable to save a man who drowned in rough Bay Area waters, a San Francisco Fire Department spokesman said.
The two in distress were first reported to fire officials at 4:34 p.m. in dangerous surf near Point Lobos, fire spokesman Jonathan Baxter said.
Baxter said the man was located out in sea after dropping anywhere between 50 to 100 feet from a cliff. Once police were able to locate the victim, he was taken to the closest shore line, where he was pronounced dead.
The Marin County Sheriff's Officer reported on Sunday that the male victim was identified as 28-year-old Vincent Holland from Merced.
Rescue boats were delayed because of the strength of the waves in what fire officials called "a very high risk rescue mission."
The woman was not found in the water and was instead located injury-free along the shore at the bottom of the cliff.
Rescuers with the San Francisco Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard and National Park Service responded.