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Lifeguards save surfer at La Jolla Shores

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Quick work by San Diego lifeguards helped save the life of a 62-year-old surfer at La Jolla Shores Tuesday.

Around noon, a lifeguard spotted a surfer floating face-down in the water. Rescue crews swam out to the man and dragged him onto the sand, where they performed CPR and shocked him with a defibrillator.

After a few minutes, he began breathing again and regained consciousness.

"To get from that level where you see him with the head back, looking like a dire situation, to five minutes later in the ambulance asking us what happened, it's just amazing," a lifeguard said.

Lifeguards aren't sure what caused the man to lose consciousness. He was taken to Scripps La Jolla and is expected to recover.

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