SUP Death in Southern California: Man Dies While Paddleboarding in San Diego Bay

Paddlers cruise in calm waters near Coronado Bridge, San Diego Bay, not far from the location of Monday's paddleboard drowning. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt

Paddlers cruise in calm waters near Coronado Bridge, San Diego Bay, not far from the location of Monday’s paddleboard drowning. Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt

SUP Death in Southern California: Man Dies While Paddleboarding in San Diego Bay

San Diego, California – A 23-year-old man died Monday evening while standup paddleboarding off Harbor Island in San Diego Bay. Ramone Beharrie was visiting from Massacheusetts to attend a gathering for interns when he went out paddling with a group of co-workers Monday evening. He fell off his board and did not surface, according to reports from the San Diego Medical Examiner. Divers went in to retrieve Beharrie’s body, and cardiac life support was initiated when he was found to be pulseless and apneic. Beharrie was reported dead at 5:23 pm PST.

The details of the incident remain vague at best at this point, as the medical examiner and the SD Harbor Police are refraining to comment with further specifics at this time. Whether Beharrie was wearing a leash, PFD or any other safety devices has not been officially confirmed at this time.

San Diego Medical Examiner’s Press Release

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