Kite surfer rescued in Alameda

A kite surfer was rescued Saturday evening off the coast of Alameda, fire officials said.

Firefighters responded at 5:23 p.m. to the water between Shoreline Drive and Bay Farm Island on a report of a distressed kite surfer.

The surfer was about a half-mile from shore when firefighters arrived and sent a rescue swimmer to her.

With the help of the swimmer, the surfer made it back to shore without injury, fire officials said.