Surfer found dead on Swami’s Beach identified

Surfer found dead on Swami’s Beach identified
A surfer prepares to paddle out at Swami's Beach where an unidentified surfer was found dead in the water early Friday morning. Photo by Tony Cagala

ENCINITAS — The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office identified the body of an adult male that was found on Friday morning on Swami’s Beach as Encinitas resident Kenneth Mann, 61.

At 5:10 a.m., deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station responded to a call of a possibly deceased surfer, according to a press release issued by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies and personnel from the Encinitas Fire Department located the deceased male in a wetsuit and still attached to his surfboard by a leash.

Authorities confirmed the man was dead without medical intervention, reported the medical examiner’s office.

The medical examiner has not yet determined the cause and manner of death.

This story has been updated since its original posting.

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