Davies Kabogoza Death Ruled an Accidental Drowning: Kabogoza Improperly Fastened His Belt-Pack Flotation Device, Coroner’s Report Says

The death of 30-year-old Davies Kabogoza, who fell into Santa Barbara Harbor while stand-up paddle boarding on April 29, has been ruled an accidental drowning, according to the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s report. Kabogoza did not know how to swim, and he had improperly fastened the belt-pack flotation device that was provided with the board rental from Santa Barbara Sailing Center, according to the report. Such flotation devices are worn around the waist, to be inflated with a pull cord in case of emergency. more

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