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4 teens, 1 adult saved from drowning at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

The sun sets at Ocean Beach, viewed from the Cliff House in San Francisco on Nov. 28, 2022. | Morgan Ellis/The Standard

Five people were rescued from a strong rip current on San Francisco's Ocean Beach on Sunday.

The San Francisco Fire Department said in a post on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter that just before 3 p.m., an adult and four teens were pulled from the surf by the fire department's coastal rescue team.

One rescuer paddled out and pulled two teen girls from the water, pulling them to safety after they already had gone underwater. Another rescuer pulled teenage brothers and at least one adult who were headed out to sea, the fire department said.

Authorities said the victims didn't require hospitalization.