Broward News

George Tsai Is Name of Victim in Kayak Drowning

The Broward Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man who drowned Tuesday night in choppy waters off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. George Yuantei Tsai, 36, is the man's name.

Deputies and volunteer firefighters were called to the beach near the 4100 block of El Mar Drive Tuesday night around 6:30 after two friends of Tsai's reported seeing Tsai's kayak tossed by a wave. One friend, Andrew Beachler, pulled Tsai from the water while a vacationing doctor started CPR. But it was too late to save Tsai, who was not wearing a flotation device.

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Thomas Francis