Another Surfer Dies At Swamis, The Second In A Week

The Swamis line-up. Photo by Mikefairbanks via Wikipedia

Tragedy struck again in North County, San Diego on Monday, as point break Swamis claimed its second life in a matter of days.

Various news outlets have reported the death of 57-year old surfer Joy Ann Froding, who collapsed after complaining of chest pains in the water. Friends and other surfers brought her back to shore and administered CPR as they waited for help, but she did not have a pulse when paramedics arrived, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident was sitting on her board after riding “one of the best waves of her life” when she first felt a pain in her chest. There is no good way to go, but some ways are not as bad as others.

This sad news follows fast on the heels of the last fatality at the same Californian break. On Friday morning just last week, a dead body was found washed up on Swamis, a broken surfboard still attached to its ankle. It was later identified as belonging to local shaper and well-known Swamis local Kenny Mann, who had gone for a moonlit surf late the previous evening.


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