19-year-old seriously injured after being pulled from China Walls

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Emergency personnel responded to a report of a swimmer in distress at China Walls Saturday afternoon.

The call came in around 4 p.m.

Emergency Medical Services said the injured 19-year-old man jumped into the water at the infamous spot. Witnesses said he was then smashed into the rocks by a large wave.

Bystanders pulled him out of the water and took him to a safe place where first responders eventually arrived and treated the man.

EMS said he suffered serious injuries to his head and upper body.

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