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Kite Surfer Drowns Off Alameda In San Francisco Bay

ALAMEDA (CBS SF) -- One man has died and a second person has been hospitalized after the two kite surfers went into distress in the waters of San Francisco Bay off Alameda, according to authorities.

Alameda Fire received a call about two people kite surfing that were in distress shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to authorities.

When paramedics arrived at Crown Memorial State Beach they found that one of the kite surfers had dragged the other to shore. Bystanders performed CPR on the victim until Alameda Fire Department paramedics arrived and took over. The unresponsive surfer was taken to Alameda Hospital and he has died, according to Alameda Fire Department captain Jim Colburn.

The other kite surfer was transported to a hospital but so far there is no word on that person's condition.

The East Bay Regional Park District and U.S. Coast Guard also responded.

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