Man fights for his life after falling from Ocean Beach Pier into water

Posted at 4:35 AM, Jan 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-12 14:21:50-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A young man was taken to the hospital late Thursday night after authorities said he fell off the Ocean Beach Pier into the cold water below.

Authorities said a group of people were Pier near the Ocean Beach Pier Cafe when a 19-year-old man who was sitting on a railing suddenly fell backwards into the water.

Someone called 911 as others in the group threw a rope down to him. However, he disappeared after struggling in the water.

San Diego Lifeguards found him a short time later, but he was unresponsive as they pulled him into their boat.

After lifeguards took him to their headquarters, 10News learned paramedics were able to regain a pulse and the man started breathing.

The man was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center, but his condition is unknown.