image_2789.jpgA 43-year-old Concord man died after being pulled from the water at Ocean Beach on Sunday, according to the San Francisco medical examiner’s office.

Emmanuel Palalay was pronounced dead at a local hospital following a rescue effort at the beach, a medical examiner’s investigator said.

San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said fire crews responded to the beach near Balboa Street at about 2:30 p.m. after receiving reports that a surfer had been pulled from the water.

A lifeguard performed CPR and additional life-saving efforts were made as the victim was transported to the hospital.

Gregg Fishman, a Sacramento man who was at the beach at the time of the incident, said he saw two people in wetsuits pull a third person from the water.

He said he was about 100 feet away from the activity but said it appeared the victim was unconscious.

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  • E.C.O.S.

    I completely disagree with your title for this story. I am not sure what sources you used for this story but I have to say that the cause of death is not known. So your title is very inappropriate due to this being a very sensitive time for the family.The medical examiner has not been able to provide a cause of death. Manny was an avid surfer and had been doing it for 28 years. Before surfing in Ocean Beach, he researched as much as possible about the type of waters and surfing quality of this area. He was in great shape and often involved in marathon or bike fundraisers. If the medical examiner has been unable to provide a cause of death and you are already providing one? Very inappropriate and irresponsible and shows a great lack of professionalism.