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Los Angeles psychiatrist Identified As Victim In Fatal Ventura Surfing Accident

A Los Angeles man has been identified as the victim in a fatal surfing accident in Ventura last weekend.

Reported by Jeremy Childs of the Ventura County Star, the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Saturday that Dr. Jehangeer Sunderji, 44, of Los Angeles, died as a result of terminal drowning and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.

Sunderji suffered from heart disease and had a cardiac event while he was out surfing.

Dr. Christopher Young, Ventura County's chief medical examiner ruled the death an accident.

Lifeguards responded to a call of an unresponsive adult in the water. Sunderji had been taken out of the water and was being given CPR by a bystander. Lifeguards took over the incident and continued providing CPR to Sunderji until paramedics arrived on scene. He was ultimately transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Dena Bellman, a spokesperson for California State Parks, reports the incident took place between the pier and Surfer's Point

Dr. Jehangeer Sunderji was a psychiatrist at his practice, Mind Body Medicine, in Santa Monica.

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