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Surfer dies at Camp Pendleton beach

October 9, 2011 |  8:41 am

A 63-year-old Orange County man collapsed and died Saturday while surfing at Camp Pendleton, the San Diego County medical examiner said.

Charles Solon Todd Jr. of Aliso Viejo was at the stretch of Camp Pendleton known as Surf Beach when he was stricken.

"He was witnessed to ride a wave into shore, sit on his board and collapse forward onto his board," according to a medical examiner report.

Attempts at resuscitation failed. An examination is planned, the medical examiner said.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

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