Tragedy for Seneviratne Family

Mohan Seneviratne. Photo: NYDN

Mohan Seneviratne, who was injured while diving off Coney Island during New York’s annual Polar Plunge, has passed away.

Seneviratne, not a member of the city’s Polar Bear Club, joined the group’s 300 swimmers on New Year’s Day as they dove into the 48-degree water.

The 32 year-old suffered considerable neck injuries upon hitting his head on an underwater sandbar.

The New York-resident was a rising journalist who wrote for Esquire Magazine and MSNBC. He was the son of Sri Lankan immigrants, a graduate of Brown University and the Columbia School of Journalism.

Mohan Seneviratne’s funeral will be held tomorrow at the Carmon Funeral Home in Avon, Connecticut.

Contributions may be made to “The Mohan Seneviratne Endowed Fund for Rehabilitation”, c/o St. Francis Hospital Foundation, 114 Woodland Street, Hartford, 06105 or the Lutheran Medical Center, 150 55th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220.

To send online condolences, please visit the Carmon Funeral Home.

January 9, 2007
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