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Man's body found in Newport's Back Bay; cause of death undetermined

Man's body found in Newport's Back Bay; cause of death undetermined
(Daily Pilot)

The body of a man was pulled from the water near the launch ramp at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach's Back Bay on Monday afternoon, police said.

Orange County sheriff's deputies received a call around 1:30 p.m. from a boater who saw the body floating in the water, said police Lt. Jeff Puckett.

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Puckett said the man, who was wearing boxer shorts, had brown hair and appeared to be 30 to 40 years old. The man's identity wasn't immediately known.

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The Orange County coroner's office will perform an autopsy to determine how and when the man died. Investigators don't think the death is suspicious, Puckett said.

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