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70-year-old man found dead at Corona del Mar; drowning likely

Man found dead at Corona del Mar State Beach; drowning suspected

Newport Beach police are investigating whether a 70-year-old man who was found in the surf at Corona del Mar State Beach early Tuesday is a drowning victim.

Officers called to the scene about 9 a.m. pulled the body from the water, according to Lt. Jeff Brouwer.

Foul play is not suspected, according to Lt. Damon Psaros, who said the death is being investigated as a drowning.

"At this point there's nothing suspicious," he said.

Detectives are working to confirm the man's identity, Brouwer said.

No other information was immediately available.

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