This feels eerily similar.
Three months ago, Evan Geiselman was nearly killed by Pipeline after pulling into a closeout. A crew of surfers and bodyboarders including Andre Botha stepped up to pull his unconscious body out of the water and save his life.
Just yesterday, a bodyboarder from New Jersey named Dylan McGinn couldn’t quite get under the lip and was sent headfirst into the reef. The graphic video above shows the whole scene — from the takeoff to an interview with professional bodyboarder and North Shore lifeguard Guilherme Tamega, who lead the rescue. Thankfully, Guilherme was helped by guys like Jamie O’Brien and Dylan was brought to shore and saved.
It’s another dark reminder of the power of Pipeline. The wave could give you the best moment of your life, or it could end your life entirely.