Del Mar: 36-year-old surfer dies after falling off board

A 36-year-old Cardiff man died today after falling from his surfboard off the coast of Del Mar, authorities said.

A fellow surfer pulled the the man — whose name was withheld pending notification of kin — from the ocean and brought him to shore near the 100 block of 20th Street, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

An off-duty emergency room doctor and lifeguards attempted to revive the surfer, but he was declared dead at the scene, officials with the Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Lifeguards told CBS8 the man’s death appeared to have been caused by an unspecified medical condition.

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