Tulare man dies after ocean rescue in Humboldt County

FRESNO, Calif.

It happened off Samoa Beach in Humboldt County on Thursday.

Sheriff's deputies say Matthew Garcia, 21, was swimming with a friend when he disappeared in the surf. The friend made it back to shore, and a witness in the area called 911.

A Coast Guard helicopter spotted Garcia in the water and directed rescue crews to his location. They pulled him out of the ocean and performed CPR, but he later died at a hospital.

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