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Drowned man found in Pacific Beach surf identified

Authorities on Saturday identified a man, possibly a tourist who had gone surfing, who apparently drowned in the ocean off Pacific Beach.

Surfers found Lonnie Monte Gulseth, 52, of Oconomowoc, Wis,. floating face down in the ocean about 6:40 a.m. Friday, the county Medical Examiner’s Office said.

The surfers pulled him to shore at the foot of Grand Avenue and started CPR. Paramedics arrived and confirmed that Gulseth was dead.

San Diego police said his body may have been floating overnight.

Gulseth was wearing a wet suit but police Capt. Christopher Ball said no abandoned surf board was found in the area.

The cause of Gulseth’s death has not been determined.