Posted by on March 13, 2017
Categories: Bay Area

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(BANT) – Oakland Fire officials say man believed to have been intoxicated was hospitalized after falling into the Oakland Estuary early this morning.

At 3:55 a.m., fire crews were dispatched to the area of 1717 Embarcadero on a report of a man in the water. According to Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Geoff Hunter, a security guard reported seeing a man around the area for several hours.

Chief Hunter says the man, who is believed to have been intoxicated at the time, fell off a pier and into the water. The security guard then called 911 for help.

Oakland fire crews and police officers responded to the scene. A rescuer removed the man from the water using a paddle board, Chief Hunter said.