The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who drowned in the ocean Sunday as Marcie Kjoller, 50 of Santa Barbara.
According to scanner traffic, emergency officials responded to East Beach off Cabrillo Blvd. around 10:00 a.m. for a report of a woman suffering a medical emergency while swimming in the ocean. Upon arrival, Kjoller had been pulled to the beach where bystanders were performing CPR. Medics were unable to resuscitate her.
Kjoller, a teacher at Santa Barbara Charter School, was considered one of UC Santa Barbara’s top freestyle swimmers of all time.
“She was a three-time NCAA All-American and helped UCSB win four straight Big West Conference women’s swimming titles. She was inducted into the Gaucho Hall of Fame in 2016,” reports KEYT.
A video was published to YouTube yesterday from students and coworkers discussing what they love about Kjoller.
Update by John Palminteri of KEYT News
An adult woman died Sunday morning on Santa Barbara’s East Beach after she was brought to shore from an ocean swim. During that swim with others, she had what was described as a medical emergency. Santa Barbara City Fire, AMR and police were on scene within minutes along with several citizens. CPR was performed for about half an hour. Her identity was not released.
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Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
Swimmer dies after suffering a Medical Emergency in the waters off East Beach.