Surfer dies after collapse at San Onofre
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
A 22-year-old man from Glendora died Saturday after losing consciousness while surfing at San Onofre State Beach.
Two surfers carried Ryan Neilsom out of the ocean about 10 a.m., said Kevin Cook, a dispatcher at the San Clemente State Beach Lifeguards. Neilsom was still alive and had a weak pulse. The lifeguards tried to use a defibrillator to save him, said Harold William Nickels, lifeguard supervisor at San Onofre.
Neilsom died at 11:35 a.m. at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in San Clemente, said Supervising Deputy Coroner Leslie Meader. An autopsy is to be performed today.