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Surfer Who Died Near Ocean Beach Identified, Cause Of Death Still Unknown
July 29, 2011
by April Siese
A man found unconscious floating near Ocean Beach Wednesday afternoon has died, the SF Medical Examiner says.
A woman walking her dog along the north end of Ocean Beach came upon an unconscious, male surfer at about 11:45 AM Wednesday, Richmond SF blog reports. According to Twitter user @ob_kc SFFD, park police, lifeguards, and surf medics attempted to revive the man, who was found near Stairwell No. 7.
Though he was taken to the UCSF hospital, the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office told the Ocean Beach Bulletin the man had died, but did not provide any additional details.
The surfer’s identity has yet to be released, pending notification of his family.
Update: Dan McMenamin of Bay City News reports that Jonathan Luhn, 44, of San Jose, was identified today as the man who was spotted floating in the water at about 1 p.m. Wednesday.
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