Surfer dies at Ocean Beach
A surfer at Ocean Beach. File photo.
January 22, 2006
San Francisco (BCN) - A surfer who lost consciousness
at Ocean Beach this morning later died at a San Francisco hospital,
according to the National Park Service.
A dispatcher with the San Francisco Fire Department
said medical personnel responded to Ocean Beach near Sloat Boulevard
and Great Highway around 10 a.m. after a caller reported that
a person was unconscious on the beach.
National Park Service rangers were notified of
the incident and headed to that location at 10:09 a.m. as fire
department medics attempted to resuscitate the victim, according
to a National Park Service report.
The victim, an adult male, was taken to the University
of California San Francisco Medical Center where he was pronounced
dead at 11:04 a.m.
National Park Service officials say it appears the
surfer was pulled out of the water by people visiting the beach,
which is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
The man's name is being withheld pending notification
of next of kin. The cause of his death remains under investigation.
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