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Man dies during San Diego surf contest at Scripps Pier



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62-year-old man pronounced dead after being retrieved from the water

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 August, 2016 - A 62-year-old man competing at the Luau and Legends of Surfing event in San Diego was confirmed dead yesterday after being found floating face down in the water off La Jolla Shores.

Lifeguards tried to revive the man until paramedics arrived at Scripps Pier according to Fire Rescue Department spokesman Lee Swanson. The man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"I have been informed that he was deceased," Sandmeyer said in a statement about 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

The man, who has not been identified, was participating at the event which benefits the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center held near the Scripps pier each year. The medical examiner’s office will investigate the cause of death.

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Update: The man has been identified as Francis Noe Todd by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

According to the La Jolla Patch: Francis Noe Todd — whose city of residence was not immediately known — was on a surfboard watching the beachside fundraiser for the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego, when at about 11:15 a.m., he was discovered floating in the water,

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