La Jolla paddles out for Chloe Buckley
La Jolla’s surfing community paid tribute to beloved Mission Beach lifeguard Chloe Buckley with a paddle-out at WindanSea Beach attended by more than 200 on Saturday, July 28.
Buckley was just 27 when she was killed on June 29, after her car crashed into the center divider and overturned on the eastbound 52 at Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa.
“She was a fantastic lifeguard and very strong person in the water,” said interim lifeguard chief James Gartland. “She just had a very positive energy and was a very positive, outward person, so she was a great team member to have.”
In addition to being a lifeguard,...