Officials said the surfer got stuck on Mosquito Island when a man on a watercraft brought him back to shore.
Over the weekend, a body was recovered in the same area. Officials believe it was a 23-year-old fisherman who went missing nearby early Sunday morning.
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It's unclear if the surfer or his rescuer suffered any injuries.