Thursday, November 6, 2014

Surfer who drowned IDd as Pacifica resident

A 60-year-old man who drowned while surfing with his son off Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica was identified Wednesday as Thomas Ormsby, authorities said.

Officers responding to reports of a drowning at the beach at 9:27 a.m. Monday found the Pacifica resident in a wetsuit, displaying no signs of life.

Other surfers told police that they saw a surfboard fly into the air, and then spotted him floating in the water. They brought him to shore, where they called for help, police said.

His adult son had been surfing at the same beach that day, but did not witness what happened to his father and did not know he was hurt until he saw the other surfers gathered on the beach, said Pacifica police Capt. Daniel Steidle.


Posted by Steve Sinai

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