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Man Dies After Suspected Swimming Accident at Santa Monica Beach

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By Jorge Casuso

May 23, 2019 -- A man died on the shore north of the Pier Thursday morning after what authorities describe as a swim-related accident.

Los Angeles County lifeguards responded at 7:06 a.m. to the scene on the 1400 block of Ocean Front Walk, according to the Angeles County Fire Department.

The lifeguard crew found the man lying unresponsive on the shore and gave him CPR, the Department said.

According to KTLA, which was at the scene, "The man was loaded into the back of a lifeguard pickup truck and taken from the scene for further treatment."

He was later pronounced dead, according to Santa Monica police.

"We understand it is a swim related incident," said Lt. Candice Cobarrubias, the Police Department spokesperson. "There is no foul play suspected."

The man's identity has not been released pending an examination by the Los Angeles County Coroner.

There have two other drowning deaths near the Santa Monica Pier over the past three years.

Last March, the body of a man who jumped from the pier into the ocean was ruled by police as a suicide but the Coroner lists the cause of death as undetermined ("Man Who Jumped from Santa Monica Pier Identified, Ruled a Suicide," March 12, 2018).

He was one of the 22 homeless people who died in Santa Monica last year ("Nearly Two Dozen Homeless People Died in Santa Monica Last Year," May 6, 2019).

Two years earlier, a 17-year-old girl died after she waded a few feet into the ocean waters near the Pier ("Girl Caught in Rip Current Near Santa Monica Pier May Not Survive," March 29, 2016).

She wass suddenly sucked under by a rip current, authorities said.

The girl was submerged almost an hour before she was located and lifted from the water by lifeguards.

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