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Scuba diver dies off La Jolla Shores Beach; cause unknown

May 13, 2013|By Tony Perry

No cause of death has yet been determined for a 54-year-old Chula Vista man who died while scuba diving off La Jolla Shores Beach, according to the San Diego County medical examiner.

Lawrence Yates was found by lifeguards floating face-down Saturday afternoon near the south end of the beach. He may have been trapped against a sea wall, according to lifeguards.

Yates was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where he was pronounced dead.

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tony.perry@latimes.com

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