Intoxicated Man Hospitalized After Falling Into Oakland Estuary (PHOTO)
(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.