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First Photo: Hoffman, Second Photo: Pierson

EVAN GEISELMAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER PIPE WIPEOUT

According to photographer Matt Hoffman, Geiselman was held under for a three-wave set after this barrel closed out on him. He was found by a bodyboarder unconscious, and taken out of the water by surfer Mick Fanning and the North Shore lifeguards.

“He was lying eyes closed gasping for air like a fish out of water,” said Dashel Pierson, who witnessed the wipeout. “It was a really scary moment. Every one on the beach was holding their breath praying that he was okay.”

He is currently conscious but in critical condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Geiselman family.

Source: The Inertia