OCEAN BEACH, CA. It wasn’t all fun and fireworks in Ocean Beach on July 4th. Christopher Bowd was somehow and somewhere knocked unconscious possibly on Newport Avenue after the marshmallow fight and taken to a hospital – where he remains today still unconscious.
Bowd’s family and friends are seeking answers and are turning to the rest of OB for help.
Police are currently conducting an investigation and believe Chris was injured at Newport and Bacon around 11pm July 4th.
Chris Bowd, forty years old, has lived in OB for 4 to 5 years. He and his girlfriend Colleen were down at the beach during Saturday’s festivities. They watched the fireworks and were around the marshmallow fight. Chris then told Colleen that he was going home. She remained at the beach with friends.
When she returned to their OB home, he wasn’t there. He wasn’t found until 7:30 Sunday morning when friends, calling around, discovered that he was at UCSD Medical Center. And he was unconscious with head and facial injuries – with possibly brain injuries, although no scratches.
Because Bowd is still out cold, no one knows what happened. Everyone, family, friends – the doctors, the police – are all completely baffled.
The family and his good friends are turning to the rest of Ocean Beach – or any visitors who were present at the beach on July 4th – for immediate help. If anyone knows anything about what may have happened, please contact this blog, the OB Rag or the police.
Chris is white, 5 feet 10 inches, and weighs 210, has a reddish goatee, and is bald.
Contact the Blog immediately if you do have any info. Call 619-962-4804, or call police at 619-531-2000.
In the meantime, this much we know:
Christopher Bowd is right now in very serious condition with very possibly brain injuries. He has a PhD and is employed at UCSD as a medical researcher. He and his girlfriend are residents of Ocean Beach. His mother from LA has arrived in town to see and look after her son, who is, of course, still in intensive care.
This afternoon Police investigators were on Newport Avenue in front of Bravos restaurant at the corner with Bacon, having taped off part of the sidewalk, looking for blood spots or any other evidence.
Bowd’s friends contacted the blog early this afternoon and asked us to go to the community for help.