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Monday June 15th, 2015 :: 06:13 p.m. PDT

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#LASD Divers Recover Body from San Clemente Island Waters, Homicide Investigating

On Sunday, June 14, 2015, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a local recreational diver came upon a human body at the bottom of the ocean floor off San Clemente Island, Los Angeles County.

The diver contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Avalon Sheriff’s Station and the United States Coast Guard regarding the body found 100 feet below the surface.  Divers of the LASD Special Enforcement Bureau, Emergency Services Detail responded that evening and conducted a dive operation in search of the body.  Search efforts, however, were later suspended due to a lack of visibility.

The search effort resumed the following morning, Monday, June 15, 2015, where LASD divers successfully located and recovered the human body of a male at approximately 10:25 a.m.

The cause of death will be determined by personnel of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, who responded to the scene and took possession of the body.

**Whenever the death or disappearance of a person occurs as a result of a boating accident and/or incident on the waters within Los Angeles County, LASD Homicide Bureau responds and investigates.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

 

 

Authored by:

Juanita Navarro-Suarez, Deputy

Sheriff's Information Bureau - Newsroom

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

@LASDJuanita

 

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