An unresponsive, middle-aged male was spotted floating outside the water line off 40th Street Sunday and brought to shore by Los Angeles County lifeguards, said a Manhattan Beach Fire Department spokesman.
Lifeguards began CPR and the man was transported to a hospital by a Hermosa Beach Advanced Life Support team that continued to perform CPR, said Frank Chiella, fire department battalion chief.
Manhattan Beach Police Departmemt Lt. Steve Tobias said the man appeared to have drowned. Police will conduct an investigation, but there appears to be no foul play involved, he said.
Tobias said the emergency call reporting an unresponsive male came in around 6 p.m. Neither relatives nor friends of the victim appeared at the scene, Chiella said. The man remained unidentified early Sunday night.
L.A. County Lifeguards Chief Terry Yamamoto told Patch that he did not know the condition of the man and was not aware of a missing person's report on anyone fitting the man's description.
An El Segundo resident who was at the beach with her friends and family said the situation didn't look good for the victim. She said she shielded her children from what was going on.