ALAMEDA -- Firefighters rescued a kite surfer near Crown Memorial Beach on Saturday night.

Firefighters arrived on the 1800 block of Shore Line Drive around 7:20 p.m. Saturday to find a kite surfer about a half mile out in the bay, according to authorities.

A rescue crew in a boat brought the surfer and his kite and board back to shore safely, according to the Alameda Fire Department.

No one was injured in the rescue. A total of 18 firefighters responded.

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