Sunday, February 7, 2016

Private helicopter crew finds body off Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, California

OCEAN BEACH — A man’s body was pulled from the waters off Sunset Cliffs after being spotted by the crew of a private helicopter Sunday morning, a San Diego lifeguard official said.

The corpse was seen floating about a half a mile from shore near Osprey Street, and police were notified about 11:30 a.m., fire officials said. A police helicopter was sent to check on the claim, and, upon finding the body, lifeguards went to retrieve it.

Lifeguards on shore used high-powered binoculars to locate the remains, and the corpse was taken to shore about 30 minutes later, said San Diego lifeguard Lt. Andy Lerma. The body was badly decomposed, and may have been in the water for days, if not weeks, he said.

The Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the man’s identity.


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