Warning: this is not an easy video to watch. It’s graphic, and terrifying. It shows the Evan Geiselman rescue at Pipeline yesterday. After pulling into a closeout, Evan had a run-in with the reef that left him unconscious. Thankfully, professional bodyboarder Andre Botha took notice of the situation and acted quickly to save Evan’s life. This video shows both the severity of the situation, and the bravery of Andre — because of this, Evan is said to make a full recovery.
All the respect in the world to Andre Botha. And all the love in the world to Evan Geiselman. And all the gratitude in the world for the fact that this situation didn’t end any worse.