Emergency personnel respond to a surf rescue at Ocean Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Courtesy SFFD via Twitter)

Emergency personnel respond to a surf rescue at Ocean Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Courtesy SFFD via Twitter)

UPDATE: Woman dies after being pulled from waters off Ocean Beach

A woman who was pulled from the water at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach late Wednesday morning has died, the Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed.

The woman was reported floating about 20 yards off shore at Ocean Beach near Lincoln Way shortly before 11 a.m., according to San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Jonathan Baxter.

The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was pulled from the waters by National Park Service personnel, Baxter said.

Emergency personnel performed CPR and she was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Baxter said.

However, Medical Examiner’s Office staff confirmed Wednesday afternoon that they have since been called out in response to her death. Her name has not yet been released.

Earlier this week, a 29-year-old San Francisco man died while surfing at Ocean Beach.

Emergency personnel responded around 6:30 p.m. Sunday to the surf rescue near Great Highway at Rivera Street and began CPR on the surfer, who was identified Monday by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Jason Zumbo. Zumbo did not survive.

Ocean Beach is considered one of the most dangerous beaches in the U.S. for its notoriously powerful waves.

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