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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Man In Wheelchair Falls Into Bay At Watergate, Dies

From The San Francisco Chronicle:

(05-23) 12:09 PDT EMERYVILLE -- A 61-year-old man drowned after he fell from his wheelchair into the Emeryville Marina, police said Wednesday.
The man fell into the water from a slip next to his boat about 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, said Emeryville police Officer Brian Head. The man's identity was withheld until his family could be notified.
Witnesses saw the man tilting his wheelchair, and a woman heard a splash and jumped in after him, Head said. An off-duty Emeryville firefighter found the man in another slip, Head said.
The man died at Highland Hospital in Oakland. His death is being investigated as an accident, Head said.
Henry K. Lee is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: Twitter: @henryklee

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1 comment:

  1. Great job Emeryville Firefighter