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Autopsy scheduled for surfer who died off Encinitas beach

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ENCINITAS (CNS) - An autopsy was tentatively scheduled Wednesday for a 58-year-old man who died shortly after being found floating face down in the swells off Beacon's Beach by fellow surfers.

David Alan Kim of Cardiff was found unconscious in the ocean late Tuesday morning near the 1100 block of Neptune Street in Encinitas, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

Kim was collapsed across his surfboard when spotted in the ocean about 11:30 a.m., Encinitas lifeguard Capt. Larry Giles said.

Several other surfers paddled over to try to help the lifeless Kim, performing CPR while pulling him to shore. Once on land, one of the good Samaritans ran to get help, Giles said.

Lifeguards arrives minutes later and took over the lifesaving efforts before driving the stricken man to a parking area at Ponto Beach, several miles north in Carlsbad.

From there, an ambulance crew took the surfer to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, continuing the attempt to resuscitate him on the way.

Despite everyone's efforts, Kim died shortly after arriving at the hospital, the Medical Examiner's Office reported.

Kim was single and lived in Cardiff with his father, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.

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