SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -

A man is recovering surprisingly well after a near-death accident at Refugio State Beach.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a call just after 3 p.m. on Sunday, with reports of a man drowning.

Witnesses pulled a 58-year-old man out of the water, while two off-duty nurses and a state parks ranger performed CPR with a defibrillator.

The team was able to revive him after the man was reported to be not breathing.

The man was transferred to Cottage Hospital via helicopter and is expected to survive.

Man revived in drowning accident

POSTED: 11:09 AM PDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 08:58 PM PST Mar 04, 2013 

Photos Courtesy: Paul Dunkley

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