ENCINITAS (CBS8/CNS) – Two local surfers who died this past week at Swami's in Encinitas are being remembered by their fellow surfers.
Yesterday, authorities identified a 57-year-old woman who died, after suffering some type of medical issue while surfing near Swami's State Beach in Encinitas.
Joy Froding of Cardiff-by-the-Sea told fellow surfers she wasn't feeling well and was experiencing chest pain while out on her board late Monday morning, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office. She became unresponsive shortly afterward.
Other surfers brought Froding to shore, called for help and began CPR. Paramedics took over the efforts to revive her and brought her to a hospital, but she was pronounced dead about 11:15 a.m., authorities said. The cause of death has yet to be made public.
Froding's death was the second involving a surfer at popular point break off South Coast Highway 101 in three days.
"She was happy, bubbly and joyful. Fitting for her name," said Linda Flores, Joy Froding's friend.
"It was shocking. Just watching someone lie down there and not able to do much about it," said Edgar Hernandez, a witness.
At the top of the stairs at Swami's, flowers surround a makeshift memorial where Joy was well known in the surfing community.
"She was always happy and all about the surf and being down here," said Matt Allen, a friend of Joy.
Allen, who owns Maui's Surf Academy, is still grieving over the loss of 61-year-old Kenny Manns. Manns was another well-known surfer in Encinitas who died Friday.
"It's a blow to the community. Two outstanding people have gone in the same weekend and it's a tragic, big loss," said Allen.
Kenneth Mann, 61, was found dead in the sand Friday morning. The medical examiner's office determined the Encinitas man drowned, but blunt force trauma to head and chest contributed to his death.
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