Scuba diver found dead south of Children’s Pool

A 35-year-old Oceanside scuba diver was found dead in the water outside the Children’s Pool on Sunday.

His body was spotted by someone walking past the area.

Lifeguards said the man washed up along the reefs near a beach called “Hospital Point” just south of the Children’s Pool area.

He was identified as Jimmy Somphirigna Tanovan. A resident said they had seen him hours earlier diving for lobsters, according to the Medical Examiner’s office.

Emergency crews attempted to perform CPR but said it was apparent the man had been dead for several hours.

The driver was wearing full scuba gear. Lifeguards impounded the gear and will transfer it to Scripps Institute of Oceanography to assess if there were any malfunctions in the gear.

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Posted by Staff on Oct 10, 2011. Filed under La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Scuba diver found dead south of Children’s Pool”

  1. Vernon Mingo II

    RIP Brother Tan. We had fun times both in the Navy and out. On behalf of all your friends from the Fitz crew, we will all miss you.

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