ENCINITAS — Only a few days after one local surfer was found dead while surfing at Swami’s Beach, another local surfer, a 57-year-old woman, died Monday morning surfing the same spot.
Joy Froding, a Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident, was out surfing with friends at Swami’s Beach when she suffered medical distress in the water and lost consciousness, according the Capt. Larry Giles of the Encinitas Lifeguards.
“Her friends and bystanders assisted her to the beach, they started CPR,” Giles said.
At 10:27 a.m. Encinitas Lifeguards received the call and on arriving, between the fire department, lifeguards and the paramedics, began administering advanced life support skills and techniques.
According to the County Medical Examiner’s report, the responding crews found Froding pulseless and apneic.
Froding was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas where emergency room staff continued resuscitative efforts. She was pronounced dead by hospital staff at 11:15 a.m. The cause of death is not yet known.
Encinitas resident Kenneth Mann, 61, drowned while surfing there in the early morning hours on Oct. 30.