The guy’s reaction as the plane crashed into the surf might be the most SoCal reaction ever — he yelled out, “Oh, dude!!! I have it on video!”
The fact the pilot went down so close to shore might have played a factor in his survival — you can see lifeguards immediately sprung into action. Huntington Beach city officials tell TMZ … those lifeguards were able to pull the pilot from the plane and quickly get him on land. He was not seriously injured, but went to a hospital to get checked out.
Interestingly, there was a junior lifeguard competition on that section of the beach, but they were not involved in the rescue. Can’t beat that kinda on-the-job training, though.