A 29-year-old man was prounounced dead at Zuma Beach on Sunday, July 11, said Kenichi Haskett, ocean lifeguard captain in the lifeguard division of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
At approximately 3:45 p.m., four people were caught in an ocean rip current between Zuma towers 8 and 9. Lifeguards already in the water attempted to rescue them, Haskett said.
The 29-year-old man began flailing in the water, an indication he did not know how to swim, Haskett said. He was submerged seconds later, Haskett said.