Beachgoer Rescued by Helicopter After Sudden Illness Sees Him Caught in Tides

A beachgoer was rescued by helicopter from Marshall’s Beach, San Francisco, on Tuesday, April 16, after sudden illness prevented him from leaving the beach before becoming caught in the tides.

Golden Gate Division Air Operations (GGDAO) released footage of the rescue, which shows the crew flying to Marshall’s Beach after they received a report of an unconscious patient.

A San Francisco Fire Helicopter Rescue Technician then prepared the patient for extraction, GGDAO said, and transported him to a local hospital in critical condition.

San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Capt Justin Schorr told CBS that the beachgoer had become ill while on the beach and was unable to reach the trail before the tide came in. Credit: Golden Gate Division Air Operations via Storyful

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