You quickly launch your boat and paddle out to help. It takes a few minutes to reach him. When you do he is shivering violently from the 50ºF water and barely able to hold onto your grab loop as you work to rescue him. He lets go twice during the paddle to shore due to the heavy surf. When you get close, two of your friends wade out into the water to assist him to shore. He collapses exhausted and coughing into their arms and they have to almost carry him out of the water. His eighth inch wet suit has a few holes from contact with rocks. After a few minutes he is able to catch his breath and stops coughing; he is still shivering.