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Man Hospitalized After Falling into Oakland Estuary



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    A man was taken to the hospital Monday morning after he fell into the Oakland Estuary, Oakland Fire Department officials said.

    At 3:55 a.m., fire crews were dispatched to the area of 1717 Embarcadero on a report of a man in the water.

    According to Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Geoff Hunter, a security guard reported seeing a man around the area for several hours. The man, who is believed to have been intoxicated at the time, fell off a pier and into the water, Hunter said. The security guard then called 911 for help.

    Oakland fire crews and police officers responded to the scene. A rescuer removed the man from the water using a paddleboard, Hunter said.

    The man was taken to a hospital.

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