Man Dies While Surfing The Ranch

As reported on NEAR GAVIOTA – A surfer has died after crews say he drowned off the South Coast.

The call came in just after 12:00 p.m. Monday on a report of a possible drowning at a private beach on Hollister Ranch.

Emergency crews got to the scene and performed CPR on a 61-year-old Frank Louda of Carpinteria.

He was eventually taken by helicopter from San Augustine Beach to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead.