Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Emery Kauanui

EMERY KAUANUI JR., the 24 year old surfer from California, died Monday after he succumbed to injuries from a fight with four men in a bar.

Emery Kauanui, 24, was involved in an altercation May 24 with a San Diego man he'd known for some time.

Friends who were at the bar when the fight began said it started when Kauanui spilt a drink on a man by mistake, which led to an argument.

4 men later followed Emery Kauanui home punched,kicked him, causing head injuries. The four, Orlando Osuna, 22; Seth Cravens, 21; Matthew Yanke, 20; and Eric House, 20 have been arrested and charged with murder and are being held in the county jail. Bail for each of them is ranging from $1 million to $2.5 million.

What a waste of great talent. Emery Kauanui was beautiful to watch as he surfed the waters. It is the biggest tragedy to strike the San Diego surfing community in years.

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