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Swimmer caught in waters off of Shell Beach rescued Saturday night

Rescuers were called out Saturday night to the waters off of Shell Beach after a report that a swimmer was in trouble about 300 feet offshore.

Pismo Beach/Cal Fire and the Port San Luis Harbor Patrol were summoned about 6:15 p.m. to find and rescue the swimmer, according to radio dispatches to first responders. The U.S. Coast Guard radioed that it could not respond because of hazardous conditions.

The man was later reported to be out of the water and clinging to one of the large rocks about 300 feet off the shoreline between Boeker and Placentia avenues near the end of Ocean Boulevard, according to radio dispatches from the scene.

Rescuers pulled the man out of the water soonafter, but he declined medical treatment after warming up, according to County/Cal Fire.

In a separate incident, two people were pulled from the Salinas River in Paso Robles. No information was available on their conditions as of late Saturday night.

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