UPDATE: Surfer from Hawaii Pronounced Dead Before 8 p.m. After Mavericks Wipeout

Milosky was being given CPR by a fellow surfer before paramedics arrived on the scene at 6:50 p.m.

Big-wave surfer Wednesday evening after a wipeout at the famous Mavericks break just outside Half Moon Bay.

Emergency crews were dispatched at about 6:50 p.m. to a beach at the end of West Point Avenue in Princeton by the Sea, where they found a fellow surfer giving Milosky CPR, sheriff's officials said.

Paramedics continued CPR and transported Milosky to Seton Coastside Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:46 p.m.

Miloksy was visiting the Bay Area from Hawaii and had headed out to Mavericks to surf at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the sheriff's office.

While surfing, he wiped out on a wave and went under, sheriff's officials said. About 15 to 20 minutes later, fellow surfers found him floating face down, still tethered to his board.

He was pulled onto a jet ski and taken to the beach.

Milosky was a well-known big-wave surfer who was sponsored by athletic clothing company Volcom last year, according to his Facebook page.

He is the first surfer to die at Mavericks since 1994, when another Hawaiian surfer, Mark Foo, lost his life after wiping out on a wave there.

In January, a surfer from Southern California, Jacob Trette, had a close call when he lost consciousness after a at Mavericks. Trette was taken to Stanford Hospital afterward and survived.

"Hazardous and changing conditions are a constant when there are waves at Mavericks, and it's a very dangerous place," said Cary Smith, deputy harbormaster at the nearby Pillar Point Harbor.

"Everybody is saddened with this incident, as with all incidents," he said. "And this was an experienced surfer."

-- Bay City News

John March 18, 2011 at 01:10 AM
Thus story has no date! How unprofessional of the reporter. How did you get your job!
Camden Swita March 18, 2011 at 04:04 AM
There's a time stamp above the story. Because it was published on March 17, it doesn't state that it was published on March 17, only what time today. Tomorrow it will give the full date of publication.
#1 Fan March 20, 2011 at 07:13 PM
I think John's comment is mean-spirited and rude. Also, he exhibits an appalling weakness in writing conventions(spelling, punctation).
#1 Fan March 20, 2011 at 07:15 PM
Make that punctuation...my fingers are faster than my eyes...


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