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A man had to be pulled from the water at Doheny State Beach on Thursday afternoon after suffering from a medical issue, California State Parks and Recreation officials said.
Todd Lewis, Superintendent at the California State Parks and Recreation Orange Coast District, said a swimmer had a medical issue in the water, which led to a water emergency between 3:30-4 p.m.
“He ended up face down in the water,” Lewis said.
Lewis said there were staff on the beach from the Jr. Lifeguard Program, and lifeguards on duty who witnessed what happened.
“We had a lot of resources that were able to respond very quickly,” Lewis said. “He was removed from the water, the staff performed CPR and he received prompt medical care.”
Toni Fell, a visitor to the area, saw the man being pulled from the water and went over to and started to do CPR on the man along with the lifeguards.
“I’m a nurse, and I went over there and he was completely blue,” Fell said.
Lewis said the man was taken off the grounds by the medics. He said the last report they heard was that the man was doing well.