*video contains distressing scenes. But he is ok.

Brazilian ripper Joao Chianca was pulled from the water at Pipe yesterday after a horrendous wipe-out.

Video shows him taking late drop, pencil diving half way down. Reports say he was pinned to the bottom and took several sets on the head before he was pulled unconscious from the sea by surfers and lifeguards and taken away by ambulance. He is now reportedly stable in hospital.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

Would you know what to do in an emergency situation?

Rescue techniques for surfers here