Man dies while surfing off La Jolla, Oct. 22

A man in his late 60s who was surfing off the coast in Calumet Park died Wednesday morning, officials said. He has since been identified by the County Medical Examiner’s office as Stephen Saburo Fujii, 67, of Clairemont.

Fujii was seen going in the water around 7 a.m. Two surfers who were walking along the beach a little later found him unconscious laying next to his surf board at the base of the cliff. They found a doctor at the park, who called 911 about 7:15 a.m. and started CPR, authorities said.

Paramedics continued trying to revive Fujii, but were unable to do so. A San Diego fire spokesman said it is believed Fujii died of natural causes. —From U-T Reports