The swimmer who went missing after being attacked by a shark near California’s Bay Area has been identified as a tech entrepreneur and elite kite surfer who hoped to represent Gambia in the Olympics, according to reports.
Felix Louis N’Jai, 52, apparently was attacked by the predator as he swam near Wildcat Beach at the southern end of Point Reyes National Park on Sunday morning, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
He had been camping at the remote site to celebrate a friend’s wedding when he went in the water with two friends, including the groom, and apparently was dragged under by the shark.
Officials have not identified him, but friends and the sailing magazine Latitude 38 have named him as N’Jai, a businessman whose LinkedIn page lists him as CEO of tech startup Eniac Labs.
On Monday, a group of kite surfers who gathered at Chrissy Field to mourn N’Jai said the groom described his horrifying final moments.
“We all got in a circle and we listen to the story. And there wasn’t a dry eye in the group,” friend Jim Kennan told NBC Bay Area.Read New York Post
Calif. Shark Victim Named as Felix Louis N’Jai, Tech CEO and Kite Surfer With Olympic Aspirations | New York Post