BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A surfer who became stranded off Fortunes Rocks Beach in Biddeford Saturday afternoon had to be rescued when he became stuck in riptide.
Biddeford Fire Department Captain John Pothier said the surfer, who is a juvenile, was caught in riptide while surfing and called back to shore where his parents were for help.
Fire officials arrived on scene just before 2 p.m. They called for assistance from a nearby Scarborough Fire Department marine unit.
Several firefighters on scene were equipped with survival suits and were prepared to go in the water, but Pothier said another surfer was also on scene at the time, and went out to assist the stranded surfer back to shore.
He arrived safely back on shore to meet his parents, and was treated on scene by rescue personnel. He didn't suffer any injuries, and did not require transportation to the hospital.