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Man’s Body Found Half-Mile West of Jetty

The body of a man described by authorities as a transient was found late Wednesday off Dana Point Harbor.

A kayaker paddling about a half-mile west of the jetty found the body of Jeff Collard, 48, at 4:48 p.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Lloyd Downing, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

The death has been tentatively ruled an accidental drowning, Downing said. Collard was known to authorities as a transient who frequented Orange County’s southern coast.


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