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Bystanders pull unconscious surfer from ocean off Central Coast, but he can't be revived

Santa Barbara County Fire Department
First responders at Guadalupe Beach responded to try to help an unconscious surfer. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Identity of man not released yet.

Some alert bystanders help get an unconscious surfer who was in trouble off the Central Coast to shore, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

It happened at around 9:30 Friday morning, at Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Beach.

Some people saw the surfer was in trouble, and got him to shore. An off-duty nurse, and a bystander started CPR. Santa Barbara County firefighters, and paramedics reached the scene quickly, but they were unable to save the 70-year-old man.

His identity hasn’t been released.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.