LA JOLLA (CNS) - Authorities Monday publicly identified a 62-year-old surfer who died after he was pulled from the water during the 21st annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational at La Jolla Shores.
Francis Noe Todd was seen laying on his surfboard in the water, then floating face down as the beachside fundraiser for the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego was underway near Scripps Pier late Sunday morning, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and the county Medical Examiner's Office.
Todd was pulled from the water and taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he was pronounced dead shortly before noon, authorities said.
The medical examiner's office did not immediately disclose the cause of death.
Authorities are working Monday to identify the human remains recovered where a plane crash sparked a fire over the weekend in Lakeside, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.
Classes at Valhalla High School in Rancho San Diego were canceled Monday after a water main broke near the school.
A 17-year-old boy died a day after he and two others were stabbed near the San Luis Rey River east of the Oceanside Harbor, and police Monday released a composite sketch of the killer.
Members of San Diego's police union have ratified a new contract that will raise pay by up to 30.6 percent for some personnel in an effort to bolster hiring and retention efforts in the San Diego Police Department, city leaders announced Monday.
Santa Ana winds will blow through much of San Diego County Monday and combine with record-high temperatures and extremely dry air to create dangerous fire conditions, forecasters said.
Dozens of schools in the San Diego Unified School District will be on minimum-day schedules Monday due to forecasted high temperatures, the district said Sunday.