From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On April 17th 16th, 2015 at about 2:30 PM an adult male entered the ocean water at Agate State Beach, Trinidad, for a leisure swim. The subject was wearing a wetsuit and was experienced at diving in the ocean. The strong currents in the area quickly swept him south and then west out to sea.

The subject’s wife, who saw that her husband appeared in distress, contacted emergency services and requested assistance. Approximately ten to fifteen minutes later the subject was pulled out of the water by a Deputy Sheriff who had responded to Agate Beach. CPR was immediately started and continued until Arcata Ambulance arrived on scene and declared the subject deceased.

The deceased subject has been identified as Brad Lee Senatore, age 34, from Fairfield, CA. This incident is being treated as a tragic accident. The Coroner’s Office would like to remind everyone that the ocean currents are strong in this area and all safety precautions should be taken when recreating in or near the ocean.