Surfing Death at Punta Miramar, Leon, Nicaragua

Surfing Death at Punta Miramar, Leon, Nicaragua

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Surfing Death at Punta Miramar
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Surfing Death at Punta Miramar

Devan Kennedy, a surfer from Jacksonville, Florida, USA drowned last Thursday at Punta Miramar, just south of Puerto Sandino in the Department of Leon (about 90 miles north of San Juan del Sur). Kennedy, a surf fitness trainer, was out in the ocean at about 9am.

Conditions were described as “powerful, overhead with a strong rip current pulling up the left-hand point break”. He was found face-down and unconscious in the channel and brought ashore.

Fellow surfers immediately performed CPR which they continued as they transported Kennedy to the care of doctors, however he was later pronounced dead.

Punta Miramar is recognized as a “racy left point break with an occasionally shallow reef bottom and can be dangerous” but is considered manageable.

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On his Facebook page, Kennedy said he lived in Jacksonville Beach and was owner/head trainer at Endless Training in Atlantic Beach. He was in Nicaragua sharing his training techniques with surf guides at Surf Tours Nicaragua, according to his business website.

Surfer se ahoga en Punta Miramar

Devan Kennedy, un surfista de Jacksonville, Florida, EE.UU. ahogado el pasado jueves en Punta Miramar, justo al sur de Puerto Sandino en el Departamento de León (cerca de 90 millas al norte de San Juan del Sur). Kennedy, un entrenador de surf, estaba fuera en el océano a las 9 am. Las condiciones fueron descritas como “de gran alcance, de arriba con una fuerte corriente de resaca tirando hacia arriba del punto de ruptura de la izquierda”. Fue encontrado boca abajo e inconsciente en el canal y llevados a tierra, por surfistas compañeros que realizaron inmediatamente la RCP, que continuaron durante el traslado Kennedy al cuidado de los médicos, sin embargo, fue declarado muerto más tarde. Punta Miramar es reconocido como un “punto de quiebre izquierda en picada con un fondo de arrecife en ocasiones poco profunda y puede ser peligroso”, pero se considera manejable.

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