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Fisherman fights for his life after falling into Pacific Ocean near San Pedro

File: Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro.
File: Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro.
Maya Sugarman/KPCC

A fisherman is fighting for his life after he and another man slipped into the ocean near San Pedro.

Crews responded around 7 a.m. to reports of a man in the water below Point Fermin Lighthouse near the rock jetties, Katherine Main with the Los Angeles Fire Department tells KPCC.

"LAFD divers affected a surface rescue and brought the approximately 50-year-old fisherman onto the boat, where he was transferred to an awaiting ambulance and transported to the hospital in grave condition," Main said.

The other fisherman was able to get back to shore OK.​