- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A 66-year-old man has died while diving for abalone off the coast of Northern California’s Salt Point State Park.

The Press Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/2b9qdvK ) Dean Seki of Redwood City was found floating face down in the water on Sunday.

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Crum says witnesses saw a large wave hit Seki and the force separated him from a kick board. He was seen struggling to stay afloat in the rough surf before he became unresponsive.

Three people have died this year while diving for abalone off the Mendocino Coast.

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Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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