Americas & Beyond | November 2009
|US Tourist Dies 'Car Surfing' in Puerto Rico|
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November 08, 2009
San Juan, Puerto Rico — Police say a U.S. tourist who was pretending to be surfing on the hood of a friend's moving car was killed when he fell and broke his neck in a popular Puerto Rican beach town.
Police spokeswoman Yolanda Hernandez says 29-year-old Long Beach, New York, resident Jorge Geysel fell off his friend's Isuzu Trooper as he was "car surfing" along a road in the west coast community of Rincon early Saturday.
Hernandez says the insurance salesman died instantly.
It was not clear how fast the car was traveling.
Hernandez says she can't yet say whether Geysel's two companions will face any criminal charges.