Local surfer dies at Rincon

Lauren Campbell died while surfing at Rincon on Tuesday, Jan. 28. 

Widely known and well-loved in Carpinteria, local surfer and musician Lauren “Lorbo” Campbell, died while surfing at Rincon on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Santa Barbara County Coroner has confirmed the 38-year-old’s identity, and Sheriff’s Lieutenant Ugo Arnoldi in Carpinteria stated that he understood Cambell’s family was on the scene at Rincon. Campbell’s father Donny is a longtime regular in the surfing lineup there. A talented guitar player, Cambell was a member of the band Afishnsea the Moon, and played regularly at venues in Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. An official cause of death has not been given, but accounts of the incident state that Campbell was found unconscious underneath his surfboard in the water, and brought to shore by fellow surfers who performed CPR. AMR Ambulance and Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District firefighters were first on scene. 

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