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CHP Helicopter Rescues Injured Man Near Daly City

The man was hypothermic when he was pulled from the water, officials say.

A CHP rescue chopper is used in a previous effort.  Patch file photo.
A CHP rescue chopper is used in a previous effort. Patch file photo.
By Bay City News Service: 

The California Highway Patrol used a helicopter to rescue a 31-year-old San Francisco man in distress on a Daly City beach Monday night, according to the CHP.

The North County Fire Authority broadcast a "man down" call on Mussel Rock Beach around 8:30 p.m., according to CHP Officer James Andrews.

Due to the rocky terrain between the beach and the parking lot, emergency vehicles would have been unable to access the man, making a helicopter rescue necessary, Andrews said.

The CHP helicopter quickly located the man lying in the surf and landed on the beach, Andrews said. The crew removed him from the water and found him in distress and hypothermic, Andrews said.

The helicopter flew the man to a landing zone above the beach, where he was transferred to an ambulance that took him to a hospital, Andrews said.

An update on the man's condition was not immediately available Tuesday morning.

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