1:21 PM: A surfer who was stranded on a rock near the Cliff House restaurant this afternoon has been rescued, a San Francisco Fire Department dispatcher said.

Two U.S. Coast Guard swimmers jumped into the water near the Cliff House, and the stranded surfer jumped off the rock toward them, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Emily Wilhite said.

He was then picked up by a Police Department boat, a fire dispatcher said.

Wilhite said the surfer was taken to China Beach.

The incident was reported at 11:37 a.m. and the surfer was rescued around 12:40 p.m., she said.

12:45 PM: A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew is working to rescue a stranded, inexperienced surfer near the Cliff House at Ocean Beach in San Francisco this afternoon, a Coast Guard petty officer said.

The surfer is on a rock where a boat crew can’t reach him, according to the Coast Guard.

The incident was reported at 11:37 a.m.

James Lanaras, Bay City News

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