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Sion Milosky, 35, of Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii, apparently drowned after enduring a two-wave hold-down around 6:30 p.m., according to Mavericks surfer Ken Collins, with whom Milosky was staying in Santa Cruz.

Rescue crews responded to a possible drowning call at 6:51 p.m., according to Loree Borelli, a fire captain at the Felton Command Center. They drove the patient, who was reported unconscious and not breathing, to Seton Coastside Hospital in Moss Beach. Milosky's death could not be immediately confirmed with officials.

Milosky caught at least six waves before he fell when the lip of a wave he was riding collapsed on top of him, Collins said.
The fall happened during low tide, when the water depth at the break averaged 15 to 20 feet. Milosky's board went straight to the bottom, or "tombstoned,"

Collins said.Another wave crashed over Milosky shortly after the first..

Nathan Fletcher, an invitee to The Jay at Maverick's Big Wave Contest who had traveled to Santa Cruz with Milosky, went looking for Milosky on a Jet Ski shortly after Milosky fell, about 20 minutes later, Fletcher found Milosky's body floating at the Pillar Point Harbor mouth, about a mile from the break,

Milosky is survived by his wife and two young daughters.