Drowning at Shelter Cove

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A possible drowning victim, a 53-year-old male, was located at “Dead Mans Beach” south of the boat ramp at Shelter Cove at approximately 11:30 a.m. An air ambulance, Reach, has been requested and will land at the airport there.

“He’s a ways down the beach and ATV’s may be necessary,” according to the scanner traffic about 11:40 a.m.

UPDATE 12:13 p.m.: A coroner has been requested.




  • condolence to the family for there loss RIP

  • charles engebretson

    Ya know, we live in a pretty small community here on the north coast..compared to other places Ive lived…these tragic deaths affect alot of people…be careful out there..sorry for the families loss..

  • It’s been reported that the man who drowned possibly had a seizure while in the water. It also appears a teenaged boy attempted to rescue him. Don’t know at this time if they are related. His daughter was on the beach as well. To my knowledge the man was not a resident of Shelter Cove. How very tragic for the family, my condolences.

    • Dudes been surfing the cove his entire life, it’s safe to say he was a resident of the Cove and all of SoHum…. R.I.P. brother

    • They were not related. My brother pulled him from the water and preformed cpr until the paramedics arrived. His daughter was NOT on the beach at the time.
      Very sad day for all involved.

  • My condolences to the family.🕊

  • Just terrible. Condolences to the family.

  • condolences to the family

  • My condolences to the family. Such a tragic event and loss of a loved one.

  • RIP my friend

  • That sux, there is a bad undertow there sometimes

  • My teenage daughter went off her rails the 4th, lost her phone to those waves. So glad it wasn’t her. So sorry for all the loss. Be safe peops. One mistake leaves no room to learn.

  • Veterans friend

    Do we have a name yet?

  • I pulled him from the ocean, he had a seizure, and i dove in to rescue him. I was not surfing at the time, we just went to the beach cause there was a tropical storm off Baja.
    I am not related to him but his daughter is my fiancé. I loved that man like a father and it was the hardest thing to deal with. Another surfer name christian paddled over and attempted CPR for around 20 minutes with me until shelter cove fire and rescue arrived. after pulling him all the way out of the water. Ally(my fiancé) was at home.

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