Man Rescued From Ocean In Malibu Pronounced Dead

Man Rescued From Ocean In Malibu Pronounced Dead

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The coroner has confirmed that the man rescued earlier on Tuesday from the ocean in Malibu has died. He was unconscious when he was rescued, where six- to eight-foot waves were reported. The man was found about 11:20 a.m. floating in the water, said Kyle Daniels of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Lifeguard Division.  He was a white male in his 50s.

"He was unconscious and non-breathing," Daniels said, adding it it was  unclear if the man had been surfing.

CPR was administered, and he was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition, Daniels said. Higher than normal surf generated by Hurricane Marie began along California's coast, raising fears of some flooding and powerful rip currents through Friday and creating "extremely dangerous" conditions for swimmers and surfers, forecasters said. The surf was expected to peak this afternoon through Wednesday, then slowly diminish but remain strong enough to meet high surf advisory criteria through Friday, the National Weather Service reported. 

An NWS high surf advisory was posted from 10 a.m. Tuesday to 6 p.m. Friday in L.A. County.
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