Gold Coaster Mick Fanning rescues drowning surfer

Gold Coaster Mick Fanning has helped rescue a fellow surfer who was seriously hurt in a wipeout at Hawaii’s North Shore.

American Evan Geiselman was reportedly unconscious after he went under, with lifeguards racing to the aid of the 22-year-old surfer.

Fanning was on the beach when the incident occurred, paddling out to help lifeguards bring Geiselman to shore.


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Geiselman was rushed to hospital but reportedly has no serious injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

Fanning is just two days away from competing at the Pipeline Masters which will decide whether he wins a fourth world crown.

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