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Man rescued from water near Oracle Park, Muni delays clearing

File photo of N-Judah Muni train. | Source: Jeremy Chen/The Standard

San Francisco firefighters rescued a man from San Francisco Bay waters Tuesday morning after 6 a.m. beside Oracle Park.

The rescue effort briefly delayed Muni's N-Judah train Tuesday morning. Service is now resuming after buses were deployed along the route from Ocean Beach to Downtown San Francisco.

San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson Jonathan Baxter said firefighters responded to a rescue call. When firefighters arrived, they found a man in McCovey Cove clinging to a pier near the Third Street Bridge.

After taking him to an ambulance at a pier near the Embarcadero and Folsom Street, firefighters evaluated him before taking him to a hospital. The man told firefighters he had looked over a rail before falling into the bay, where he remained for about 10 minutes.

George Kelly can be reached at gkelly@sfstandard.com