January 2, 2009
DAVENPORT — A student from UC Santa Cruz remains hospitalized weeks after he lost consciousness during what police say may have been a fraternity hazing ritual.
Warren Fung, 20, has regained consciousness, but has remained hospitalized since the Dec. 15 incident at Bonny Doon Beach.
It is unclear how long Fung was in the water or on the beach, where about 50 people were gathered as early as 7 a.m. that day, according to Kirk Lingenfelter, State Parks supervisor for the Santa Cruz County coastline.
The Santa Cruz district attorney’s office and park rangers are now investigating whether a crime was committed.
UC Santa Cruz will look into the possible hazing after the State Parks investigation is complete.