Body found at Bolsa Chica State Beach

A man’s body was found drifting in the water at Bolsa Chica State Beach on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Huntington Beach police officers responded to a call regarding a naked body that had been pulled from the water near Pacific Coast Highway and Seapoint Avenue at about 11:20 a.m., said Jennifer Marlatt, public information officer for the Police Department.

Bystanders pulled the body out of the water and started CPR, but authorities determined the man was dead, said Kevin Pearsall, public safety superintendent for California State Parks.

“He had been dead for at least an hour by that time,” Pearsall said.


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The body had no signs of trauma, according to Pearsall, who said the man may have drowned.

The case has been handed over to the Orange County coroner’s office, which will work to identify the man and notify his next of kin.

The man was not carrying identification. Officials described him as Latino, possibly in his early 30s.


Marlatt said the man did not match the description of anyone reported missing in Huntington Beach.


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