Surfer Who Died After Being Pulled From Water in Malibu is ID'd

A man was pulled out of the water near the Malibu Pier on Tuesday amid high-surf advisories.

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    An unconscious surfer was pulled out of the water in Malibu and died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 as tropical storm Marie kicked up waves above head high and prompting a surf advisory in Southern California.

    A surfer who died after being pulled from the water unconscious near Surfrider Beach in Malibu as Hurricane Marie kicked up 7-foot waves was identified, officials said.

    Silverio Rafanan Laconsay, 54, of Los Angeles was pulled from the water unconscious on Tuesday at 11:20 a.m. at historic Surfrider beach near the Malibu Pier.

    Coroner's officials said Thursday they were awaiting an autopsy to determine how he died.

    The death came as a big south swell coming from Baja California and stirred up from Hurricane Marie sent waves up to 2 feet overhead along some south-facing beaches in Southern California, forecasters said.

    Surfer Dies in Malibu During High Surf Advisory

    [LA] Surfer Dies in Malibu During High Surf Advisory
    A surfer in his 50s was pulled from the water in Malibu when big waves were pounding the shore and a high surf advisory was in effect, he later died at the hospital. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. from Malibu Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 (Published Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014)

    The big waves raised fears of flooding and powerful rip currents through Friday and created "extremely dangerous" conditions for swimmers and surfers, forecasters said.

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