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An Australian national reportedly lost consciousness while surfing in Berawa Beach in Canggu yesterday, and was rescued by fellow surfers at the location.

“The victim was surfing and he suddenly fainted in the middle of the sea,”  Marshello Aryafara, who heads the water tourism rescue agency in Badung regency, said.

Marshello explained that the incident had taken place at about 9am. Thankfully, there were other surfers nearby when the victim, identified as R, fainted.

A witness said R was already face down on his surfing board by the time they noticed him, and then called for help from others to take him to the shore.

“The victim resuscitated and he gained consciousness,” Marshello said.

R was then evacuated to the local hospital by officers from Marshello’s team using an ambulance. Officials have yet to give an update on R’s latest condition.

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This article, Australian national rescued after fainting while surfing in Berawa Beach, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia’s leading alternative media company.

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