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Offline RHYAK

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La Jolla Kayak Fisherman Found facedown in the water
« on: September 19, 2018, 08:53 AM »
On 9.15 dave was out with some buddies off La Jolla when he was found in the water facedown and not responding. He was brought onto a buddies kayak and paddled to shore. Dave is in his 20s and it was suspected to be a heart condition that caused this that he was not aware of yet. It does not sound like he is gonna pull out of this one and will be leaving us for good. They are looking for organ donor recipients now and he has been declared brain dead per doctors according to his father. Please pray for Dave's family, this is sad to hear about, cant imagine.

A gofund me has been set up for Dave's family. https://www.gofundme.com/david-petronovich


More details from the kayakers that preformed the rescue as well as Dave's father.
http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/showthread.php?t=33444

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Kayaker-Found-Face-Down-in-the-Water-Hospitalized--493382601.html


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Re: La Jolla Kayak Fisherman Found facedown in the water
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018, 06:52 PM »
Man...that is so damn sad. Thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
I know most of us have gone out alone. It's sort of inevitable with our sport. Try to fish with a buddy. Also, get yourself a physical to make sure everything is ok. Some people go for years without seeing a doctor. I'm not saying any of these things could have saved his life. Sometimes it's just their time. Life is so short and prescious.
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Re: La Jolla Kayak Fisherman Found facedown in the water
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 06:51 AM »
Sad indeed a parents worst nightmare.
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