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- 29 January 2008 | Surfing
Police searched Monday for a 23-year-old man who disappeared from downtown San Diego over the weekend.
Dane Chandler Williams was last seen at Sixth and K streets leaving Hard Rock Cafe around 2 a.m. Saturday, according to San Diego police Sgt. Garry Collins.
Williams is from the Los Angeles area and in town for a convention. He did not return to his hotel room after leaving the restaurant, nor did he show up for work at the convention the next day, Collins said.
Foul play is not suspected yet, but friends fear something bad may have happened because for Williams not to show up for work is out of character, Collins said.
Williams has blonde hair, brown eyes and is around 6 feet 1, weighing about 175 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt with white strips and blue jeans. Anyone with information on Williams' whereabouts is asked to call San Diego police at (619) 531-2000.
- 28 January 2008 | Surfing
A 17-year-old boy and his father rescued a drunk graffiti artist at the Maroubra's drain, last week, in New South Wales, Australia.
The 27-year-old man was spray-painting in the drain, when a furious storm hit the region.
His two friends - a 21-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man - were swept a mile to Lurline Bay and could not be saved. Fortunately, surfers father and son saw him waving for help and threw their surfboards to save his life.
The 17-year-old teenager said the lucky man was drunk when he finally got to him. Maroubra is one of the best places in the region for bodyboarding and 'sewersliding' in the drain.
Police has already stated that the survivor may be charged for entering enclosed lands. The local community is now discussing if the maps of underground tunnels and drains should or should not be public.
- 27 January 2008 | Surfing
Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore and Aaron Hadlow are nominated for World Action Sportsperson of the Year in the Laureus World Sports Awards.
The ninth annual Laureus World Sports Awards is to be held in St Petersburg, Russia, on February 18, 2008.
Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year:
Daniel Dhers (Venezuela) – at 21, took gold in BMX Park at the Summer X Games
Mick Fanning (Australia) – won the 2007 Surfing World Tour, taking three firsts during the year
Stephanie Gilmore (Australia) – at 19, first surfer to win a World Surfing Championship as a rookie
Aaron Hadlow (UK) – aged 19, won PKRA kiteboarding world tour for fourth straight time
Ryan Sheckler (US) – dominated Park category in skateboarding on Action Sports Tour
Shaun White (US) – won Winter and Summer X Games golds in snowboarding and skateboarding
Laureus is a universal movement that celebrates the power of sport to bring people together as a force for good.
Laureus is composed of three core elements - the Laureus World Sports Awards, the Laureus World Sports Academy and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation - which collectively celebrate sporting excellence and harness the power of sport to promote social change.