San Mateo County

Sheriff's Deputy Assists in Rescuing Man From Ocean Near San Gregorio State Beach

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A San Mateo County Sheriff's Department deputy assisted in rescuing a man from the Pacific Ocean off San Gregorio State Beach Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 12:14 p.m., sheriff's deputies from the department's Half Moon Bay Patrol Bureau responded to the beach after receiving a report that two men were drowning in the ocean.

Once on scene, one of the deputies spotted a man waving around the corner of a cliff. The man was knee deep in the ocean and was attempting to pull another man, who was face down and appeared to be unconscious, out of the water.

A tsunami advisory has been issued Saturday for the coastal Bay Area and Santa Cruz, the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office confirmed.

According to a sheriff's department spokesperson, the deputy entered the water and assisted the man in pulling the man in distress out of the water.

He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.

The sheriff's department reminds coast visitors and beachgoers to be aware and mindful of weather and tidal conditions at all times.

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