A man who wanted to take a selfie near Sutro Baths got more than he bargained for Monday afternoon, when he had to be rescued from the rough and choppy waters of the Pacific.
Bay City News reports that the San Francisco Fire Department got a call at 2:52 p.m. yesterday, saying that a man was stuck on the rocks near the Cliff House.
According to a witness who spoke to KRON 4, "The guy walked out on a rock to take a selfie and decided to get stuck because the tide came in."
SFFD sent two rescue swimmers out into the surf to retrieve the man. While getting stranded for a selfie is certainly smirk-worthy, the waves the trio were hit with were no joke — watch the video below and see what I mean. Navigating those waters without getting dashed to bits on the rocks? Impressive work, SFFD.
KRON 4 reports that when the three men made it safely back to shore, a crowd gathered at the Cliff House's balcony burst into spontaneous applause.
BCN notes that there was a high surf advisory in effect until 4 p.m. yesterday, and looking out my window I can see that today's Ocean Beach waves are similarly fearsome. SFFD spokesperson Jonathan Baxter concurs, saying that it's important for beachgoers to heed warning signs and weather reports, so they can avoid a similar stranding... or worse.