Surfer seriously injured at Mavericks surfing spot

by Accidental Bear

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(YEAH, I SAID IT, WHAT OF IT?)

By: Bay City News 01/22/11 2:44 PM
Mavericks
A surfer was seriously injured Sunday morning at the spot where the Jay at Maverick’s surf contest is held. (AP file photo)

A surfer was seriously injured at the Mavericks surfing spot in Half Moon Bay this morning, a Coastside Fire Protection District battalion chief said.

Firefighters responded shortly before 10 a.m. to a report of a man who was injured at the famous surfing spot, located about a half-mile from Pillar Point Harbor, Battalion Chief Ari Delay said.

The surfer, who is about 30 years old, apparently wiped out on a wave and was found face down in the water by someone who was nearby and took him to shore, Delay said.

The man was not breathing and was unresponsive, but Good Samaritans helped turn him on his side to drain water from his airway. Shortly afterward, emergency responders arrived and performed CPR to revive him, Delay said.

The man was taken by medical helicopter to Stanford where he was reportedly in serious condition this afternoon, Delay said.

Read more at the San Francisco Examinerhttp://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2011/01/surfer-seriously-injured-mavericks-surfing-spot#ixzz1BsgzCedU

 

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