Surfer Identified in Rincon Drowning

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Update by edhat staff
January 29, 2020

The surfer who drowned near Rincon Point on Tuesday has been identified as Lauren Luther Campbell, 38, of Carpinteria.

Roger the Scanner Guy reported an emergency response to Rincon Point in Carpinteria after 2:00 p.m. for a possible water rescue. Early reports state Campbell was surfing when other surfers noticed he was unconscious. He was then taken to shore where bystanders rendered CPR.

The local musician and surfer is being honored with emotional tributes by friends and loved ones on Campbell's Facebook page.

The official cause of death has yet to be released by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Coroner.

Lauren Luther Campbell (Photo: Facebook)

Water Rescue at Rincon Point

Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
2:12 p.m., January 28, 2020

Water rescue call at Rincon Point for a possible drowning. CPR is currently in progress.

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a-1580267832 Jan 28, 2020 07:17 PM
Surfer Identified in Rincon Drowning

it was a tragic day for all of us thaqt tried to save him...we tried our hardest...he was a tough sad..prayers

lokelyokel Jan 28, 2020 09:16 PM
Surfer Identified in Rincon Drowning

I am so sorry for your loss under what sound to be particularly painful circumstances. In case you all need to talk to someone, here is a great place to start:

Alexblue Jan 30, 2020 05:00 PM
Surfer Identified in Rincon Drowning

I'm so sorry for the loss of this man and wish condolences to his friends and family.

I am so appreciative that some of our fellow water tribe were there to bring him in and try and render assistance. It's the code of the oceans, we have to be there for one another, thank you for upholding it.

a-1580309274 Jan 29, 2020 06:47 AM
Surfer Identified in Rincon Drowning

Oh no! I don't know anything about what happened but from reading here it sounds tragic. My heart goes out to all who witnessed this and to the family of the person.
Was this at the Ventura end of Rincon? I was there earlier in the day and the messy waves had some size but not huge. I noticed a lot of surfers that I'd never seen before.

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