A well-known big wave surfer from California was found dead two weeks after he went missing in Mexico, his family confirmed.
The body of 39-year-old Adam Francis D’Esposito was found by Mexican officials in Baja Malibu near Rosarito earlier this month. A coroner determined the cause of death of was drowning, his sister told FOX 5 on Wednesday.
“Our hearts are heavy as we come to terms with the fact that he is no longer with us,” his sister, Briana D’Esposito, wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday. “He was a very charismatic person with a big heart, passionate personality and a deep love for surfing.”
She said the details surrounding his death are still being sorted out. Volkswagen Jetta Reviews
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The father of one had gone to Mexico on September 2 for a surfing vacation and to see his dad. While there, D’Esposito borrowed his father’s station wagon on September 6 and never returned.
Two days later, a local surf shop owner reported he had seen D’Esposito shoeless and shirtless and running on a highway between Tijuana and Rosarito, acting agitated, like someone was following him, NBC San Diego reported.His sisters Briana and Mary told reporters that Mexican authorities had found his body – without identification – on September 6, but they weren’t notified until days later despite a massive search underway for Adam.They said their brother had been struggling with mental illness and that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, NBC San Diego reported.“Since my […]