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Authorities release name of man found dead on boogie board

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities released the name of a 62-year-old man who died for undetermined reasons last weekend while body-boarding off the coast of Ocean Beach.

A surfer found Vernon Taniguchi of San Diego unconscious and floating offshore from the western terminus of Voltaire Street about 6 p.m. Sunday and pulled him to shore, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office.

A bystander performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Taniguchi until an ambulance crew arrived and took him to UCSD Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

A cause-of-death ruling was on hold pending completion of postmortem examinations.

This is a story update. The previous story is below.

 

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An investigation was underway Monday into the death of man who was found unconscious on a boogie board in the waters off Point Loma.

A surfer found the man off the western end of Voltaire Street about 6 p.m. Sunday and pulled him to shore, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

A bystander performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation before medics arrived and took the man to UCSD Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:58 p.m., the Medical Examiner's Office reported.

His name and age were not immediately known.

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