01-20-2015, 04:38 PM #1
Mexico - Scott Fippinger, 20, Tijuana, 14 January 2015
Scott Robert Fippinger
American Surfer Vanishes While Camping on Cliff in Mexico: Friends
A 20-year-old college student camping and surfing in Mexico with friends is missing and his family believes he fell to his death last week from a cliffside campsite near Rosarito Beach.
Scott Robert Fippinger, a junior at Californis State university San Marcos, was camping along a cliff with three friends when he got up and left the tent around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
His friends remember seeing his cellphone light go on and assumed he got up to go to the bathroom, said his father, Eric Fippinger.
When they awoke the next morning, he was not in his sleeping bag.
The group was camping at a place called Chuie's near the 52 kilometer marker on Highway 1 next to a steep cliff with about a 40-foot drop.
There were gusty winds that night and Fippinger may have been blown over the side, his father said. His phone was found by the cliff's edge and a piece of cloth that may have been from his pajamas was found on a piece of rebar that was part of a short makeshift fence.
"We are assuming that he went over the cliff, into the ocean and got swept out by the tide," his father said.
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01-23-2015, 12:33 PM #2Registered User
The body of the San Diegan surfer who vanished overnight after stepping out from his tent near Chuie’s Surf Camp in Mexico has been found, his family told NBC 7.
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So sad...RIP ScottObstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
01-23-2015, 12:45 PM #3
Oh gosh...how heartbreaking...his dad was the person to find him.
Good that he had the resources to hire a private plane to search.
RIP Scott and blessing to his family.
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