A man suffering from hypothermia was rescued from San Diego Bay Saturday evening. NBC 7's Lea Sutton reports.
A man was rescued from the water in San Diego Bay Saturday evening, police confirmed.
The incident happened around 7 p.m. near Anthony’s Grotto. Harbor Police said they received a call of a possible drowning.
A rescue boat was deployed to the scene. When Harbor Police arrived, they said they found a man struggling in the water, clearly in distress.
A diver jumped into the water, pulled the victim onto the boat and began administering medical aid. The man was transported to Mercy Hospital, police said.
He was expected to survive, although police said he was suffering from hypothermia when he was pulled from the water. The victim’s current condition is unknown.
The incident is under investigation and no further information has been released.
While Harbor Police were performing the water rescue, a pedicab driver was riding by and caught the rescue on camera.
The pedicab driver said he and other witnesses heard what sounded like mumbling coming from the water. When they looked, they saw a man upright in the water with both hands near his stomach, not moving, and immediately called 911 for help.