Haleiwa resident and big wave competitor Aaron Gold had to be administered CPR after a surfing scare during a session at Cloudbreak in Fiji, according to a report by Surfline.com.
The website, citing eyewitnesses, says Gold was surfing large waves at the famous Fijian break when he wiped out and was found face down in the water.
Rescuers reportedly pulled him into nearby boat and administered CPR before transporting him to shore for further treatment.
A photograph posted on Instagram by surfer Bryan Jennings appears to show a conscious Gold, breathing with the help of an oxygen mask, throwing up a shaka for the camera.
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