Surfers at Tofofolo Bay, Guam © Historical Photo

Surfers at Tofofolo Bay, Guam © Historical Photo

Guam’s second water fatality in a week’s time, as surfer drowns

6 March, 2015 – Guam – The Pacific News Center reported today that a man has died while surfing at Guam’s popular Talofofo Bay. This marks the second water-related death in the last week. (A Korean tourist’s body was recovered after they drowned during a deep water diving accident near Blue Hole.)

According the the report, a 911 distress call came in at 3:59 yesterday afternoon. Authorities said the man had been pulled from the water when paramedics arrived. The man was taken to a nearby Naval hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:01. Witnesses said the man had been surfing.

A medcal examiner is expected to have results from an autopsy by Monday.

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