Authorities on Wednesday recognized the swimmer discovered useless off La Jolla Shores Seashore over the weekend as William Joseph Cunningham Jr. of San Diego.
He was a instructor at Fay Elementary Faculty simply west of Colina del Sol Park in that San Diego neighborhood, a faculty official mentioned Thursday.
The San Diego Unified Faculty District says Cunningham was employed in 2005 — first as a particular training instructor at Madison Excessive Faculty (by way of 2021) after which at Scripps Ranch Excessive Faculty by way of this yr, when he started splitting his time between Fay (common transitional kindergarten by way of third grade) and Clay Elementary (UTK-kindergarten).
Cunningham, 65, was discovered unresponsive by two surfers in water 150 yards off the shore Saturday morning, in line with the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Workplace.
“Lifeguards responded to the situation and extricated the decedent from the water previous to requesting paramedic help,” mentioned a information launch. “Responding paramedics contacted the decedent and confirmed loss of life with out medical intervention as a result of apparent postmortem adjustments.”
Explanation for loss of life was listed as blunt power damage sophisticated by drowning.
Subsequent of kin have been notified, the discharge mentioned. On-line sources mentioned he lived in College Metropolis.
An OnScene.TV report earlier mentioned a surfer raised the alarm to lifeguards earlier than 9 a.m. and rescuers used surfboards, a jet ski and a ship to achieve the sufferer in an space with excessive surf situations.
Witnesses interviewed by informed OnScene.TV on the seaside mentioned chest compressions had been carried out on the sufferer on the seaside after many lifeguards responded to the scene.
Witnesses that the person wore swim trunks and swimming goggles and appeared to have pink marks to his legs and toes. Police confirmed that he had suffered accidents, probably from being out within the components.
Up to date at 4:32 p.m. Oct. 26, 2023