The monument must have got him.
A 47-year-old man was recovering Wednesday after he was tossed into the ocean off Pebble Beach near Bird Rock, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The unidentified man was in a small boat by himself when the boat lost power and he began drifting toward shore in rough surf conditions.
He ended up in the water after his boat is believed to have either capsized or broken up against rock formations in the surf, deputies reported. He was in the water for approximately 10 minutes before making his way to the beach near a scenic turnout off of 17 Mile Drive.