Surfer in ocean commits suicide

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A surfer apparently fatally shot himself in the head Monday evening while in the water south of Cocoa Beach Pier and in the presence of about 200 beachgoers, police said.
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Infused Contemplation

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Feb 24, 2011
 

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NEVER condemn a victim of suicide! To whatever measure you judge others, that is the measure that will be used against you. This is true psychologically if not spiritually as well. Suicide is neither courageous nor cowardly nor ANYTHING. Suicide is always something beyond another person's understanding- so have sympathy. You never walked a second in his shoes let alone lived his whole life from birth, so all of your assumptions are moot. He clearly was undergoing more suffering than you'll probably ever understand, so be grateful for your life instead of condemning someone else's.

I hope he rests in peace. My prayers and thoughts to the family and friends of this surfer. I also know the tranquility of surfing and it is incomparable to any other experience.

Many of my friends have attempted suicide, and several others did die from their suicide attempts, and it is NOT that they haven't thought about the toll it takes on family members and friends. Read a psychology book. My closest friends who took their own lives were actually the ones who cared about other people TOO much, if anything, to the point that they thought prolonging their own misery would result in increased misery for everyone else in their lives. There is nothing to judge or do or say. Die a few times and then maybe you can cast a stone.
Cocoaguy

Brea, CA

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Christy wrote:
Josh was Caylee Anthony's biological father
I thought the guy Josh that was caylee anthonys dad died in a car crash though!
Or do u know different
jackie

Elizabeth, NJ

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Jul 11, 2012
 
Josh was my friend and substitute teacher :) I met him when I was 13, had the biggest crush on him ♡ today is the 6th year anniversary of his death.
ajwatts11

Cocoa, FL

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Jul 13, 2012
 

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I hope that guy who killed itself got its ass kicked.
Ra

Crosby, TX

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Aug 12, 2012
 

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I've had quite a few friends commit suicide. It's never an easy thing to get over, it kills the friends and family. I don't know the guy but I wish him peace on the next best ride in the sky. For the family and friends I wish you guys strength through these troubled times.
Should set up a surf day for his memory would help.
Dave Haley

New York, NY

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Jun 3, 2013
 
John P wrote:
<quoted text>There is no such thing as guts to end you life. It is a cowards way out.
You're an ignoramus. Google "mental health suicide" you a-hole.
The Dude

Santa Barbara, CA

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Nov 17, 2013
 
Josh wrote:
screw him, he was a coward and deserved to die!
You're a jackass, coward! Easy to say behind a keyboard, isn't it.
merry perry

Vero Beach, FL

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Nov 20, 2013
 
josh was very blessed to have been a surfer and had that wonderful experience of feeling so close to nature and god who created him and the sea.here is a Psalm that I always read when I,m troubled and can't get to the beach and talk to my maker. The Earth is the Lords and everything in it (also everyone), For he laid the earths foundation on the seas, and built it on the oceans depths . We are not to judge anyone who commits their own death but should pray for their journey on to their maker. If he loved the sea that much he also loved the lord, so save your criticism for athiests ( cant spell that word) who never surfed and have no god. I,m very fortunate to have no overwhelming problems such as josh and in return for my good fortune and to thank the lord for what I have I live close to the beach at all time and pick up garbage in the sand after I swim, What do you do???? My prayers to josh and family -- mkp
mj all the way

Wyoming, PA

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Sunday Jul 20
 
I need to tell someone..I saw josh...for an insant..I am nobody. Just sensitive..he smiled..he wants his mom to know he is happy...he said nothing...but smiled..he wants his mom to know hes happy and his aunt...he is no longer in pain and I " glimpsed* him at the beginning of the peir..his smile was beautiful..and. fun full..this was last week..July 11.. at the cocoa beach peir...if someone tells me his nick name..I know..if its the nick name....I will tell you his nick name which he said

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