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Friday 23 March 2018

Video: Evan Geiselman rescued by fellow surfers after nasty wipeout in Hawaii

Australian surfer Mick Fanning helped in the rescue
Australian surfer Mick Fanning helped in the rescue

Darragh Sullivan

Surfer Evan Geiselman was rescued by athletes and surfers, including Mick Fanning , after a near catastrophic wipeout at Hawaii’s infamous Pipeline surf break.

Geiselman was found unconscious by South African bodyboarder Andre Botha on Ehukai Beach on the North Shore of O’ahu on Sunday afternoon.

Botha attempted to rescue the struggling American before Mick Fanning and other surfers Danny Fuller, Kalami Chapman and Brian Toth noticed the accident and rushed to the young surfers aid.

Geiselman soon recovered consciousness after being resuscitated by the fellow surfers and lifeguards.

He was quickly rushed to Queens hospital where he remains in a stable condition according to friend and Globe surf team manager Eric Tomlinson.

Watch the incident below:

Gold Coast surfer Fanning is gunning for a fifth world championship at the last round of this year's World Surf League. He leads a tight championship race, with five other surfers in contention.

Fanning hit the headlines in July after he fought off a great white shark while competing in South Africa.

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