David Gozal passes away while surfing

MARIGOT–Word spread around the French side on Monday that David Gozal, a long-time resident of the island, died while surfing at the Wilderness break near Grand Case Beach, French Cul-de-Sac, late Sunday afternoon.

Capitaine Emmanuel Maignan confirmed a British man in his early fifties was brought ashore in a boat after succumbing to a suspected heart attack while out surfing. It was understood he passed away before reaching the hospital.

An avid surfer, Gozal worked for the past few years as a volunteer for Fête de La Mer in Grand Case, providing the English commentary for the water sport activities.

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He was also well known for his sense of humour and talent as an entertainer, musician and singer, working at hotels on both sides of the island.

He leaves behind a teenage son, Joshua, from his relationship with the late Christine de la Cruz, former Editor of Destination Magazine.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/67546-david-gozal-passes-away-while-surfing

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  1. David brought such joy to others through his singing and performances, as well as his volunteer work. I am only an annual visitor to the island, but he will be missed by so many like me, in addition to island residents. My deepest sympathy to his son and family.

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