VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Bystanders pulled two people from the water at two different beaches in Virginia Beach Sunday morning. Both are expected to recover after being transported to a local hospital.
Virginia Beach dispatch received both calls within a minute of each other around 11:15 a.m. One for the Virginia Beach oceanfront and 8th Street and the other for Sandpiper Road in the Sandbridge section of the city.
According to Virginia Beach EMS spokesman Ed Brazle, a man who was boogie boarding near 8th Street experienced some sort of medical emergency and was pulled from the water by people who were nearby. The man never stopped breathing and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
In the Sandbridge incident, a man who was surfing near Sandpiper Road was struck in the head by his own surfboard and was pulled from the water by bystanders who were nearby. He was also transported to a local hospital but is also expected to recover. He did not stop breathing at any point, according to Brazle.
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