Kevin Eslinger, an accomplished paddleboarder himself, got in an argument with another man who “cracked the paddle over Eslinger’s head. ” The blow was hard enough to fracture his skull.
After the attack, Eslinger swam back to shore under his own power while the attacker swam away. “He got himself out of the water,” said Pat Tope, one of Eslinger’s fellow swim coaches, to 10 News. “which is pretty remarkable.
Now, Eslinger is recovering in the hospital. “He was having difficulty with his speech, but since then his speech is slowly starting to return,” Tope continued. “So it’s going to take some time for it to get back to normal.
Kevin Eslinger, a San Diego waterman, is in hospital with a fractured skull after a paddleboarder smashed him over the head with a paddle at Sunset Cliffs.
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