Yesterday, (August 28, 2012) a 50-year-old surfer riding waves created by Hurricane Isaac drowned after getting caught in a rip current near Packery Channel in Corpus Christi, Texas, according to a story in KIIItv.com.
Nearby surfers were able to pull him to shore and start CPR. Paramedics got to the scene minutes later. Unfortunately, the man did later die at the hospital. . . “There is a very strong current out there right now,” said Timothy Netek with the Corpus Christi Fire Department. “As you can tell, even the surfers are taking it very cautiously. Anybody without a lot of experience in this water should avoid it at this time.”
Our thoughts are with the surfer’s family and friends.