Mick Fanning was part of a rescue team that got unconscious surfer Evan Geiselman out of the water at Hawaii's pipeline break.
Mick Fanning was part of a rescue team that got unconscious surfer Evan Geiselman out of the water at Hawaii's pipeline break. Contributed

Fanning part of rescue team for wiped out American surfer

AUSTRALIAN surfer Mick Fanning, originally from the Tweed, was one of a number of people who came to the rescue of American Evan Geiselman who was pulled from the water unconscious after a massive wipe-out at Hawaii’s Pipeline surf break.

New Zealand’s 3 News reported that the 22 year old surfer was rescued at Ehukai Beach.

“He was lying eyes closed gasping for air like a fish out of water on the beach,” Pierson said. “It was a really scary moment. Everyone on the beach was holding their breath praying that he was OK,” associate editor for surfing website, the Inertia, Dashel Pierson said.

Gieselman is reportedly in hospital in a critical condition.

Fanning had recently had his own troubles in the water when he was attacked by a great white in South Africa earlier this year.



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