Surfer Nearly Drowns in La Jolla

By Sarah Grieco
|  Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013  |  Updated 12:34 PM PDT
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Surfer Nearly Drowns in La Jolla

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A 61-year-old surfer nearly drowned at La Jolla Shores on Tuesday afternoon, according to lifeguards.

The man was found face-down in the water around noon near 8260 Camino Del Oro. Lifeguards said he had no pulse.

Lifeguards pulled the surfer out of the water and shocked the man with a defibrillator and the man began breathing.

When medics loaded the surfer into an ambulance, he was conscious and speaking.

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