Associated Press

Woman Who Drowned Off Sonoma Coast Was There to Memorialize Son

Authorities say a 75-year-old woman who drowned after being swept by a wave at Sonoma Coast State Park had come to the beach to memorialize her oldest son who died a year ago.

Sonoma County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Crum told the Press Democrat that Evelyn Moore was standing at the edge of the surf Friday and had thrown flowers into the water when several large waves knocked her off balance and swept her out to sea.

Crum says a state parks lifeguard, swam out and retrieved her and started CPR but couldn't revive her and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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