Updated: Monday, December 22, 2014 – 10:47 PM
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a male adult, who was discovered on Monday, December 22, 2014, on the beach near the 5000 block of Ocean Front Walk, Marina Del Rey.
Detectives have learned that at approximately 1:50 p.m., a passerby on the beach found the victim, a male adult, lying unresponsive on the sand, near the water’s edge.
Reports indicate that a resident called 9-1-1 to report that the victim was down on the beach. At least one citizen administered CPR on the victim, before Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the man dead.
The identity of the victim is unknown at this time and the exact cause of death will be determined by an autopsy at a later date.
Additionally, a rigid inflatable boat was located a short distance away from where the victim was discovered. Detectives are attempting to determine the correlation, if any, between the victim and the empty boat.
There is no additional information available at this time.
**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.
Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014 – 1:17 PM
(CNS) – The body of a man who apparently fell out of an inflatable boat washed up on Venice Beach today.
A coroner’s spokesman said the man apparently fell out of a inflatable boat near the mouth of Marina Del Rey, and his body washed up near Topsail Court. An autopsy will determine the cause of death, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.
The body was reported to authorities about 1:45 p.m. The man was declared dead on the spot.
Though the weather was unusually warm, it was foggy along the coast. The water and air temperature was about the same — about 64 degrees.
Sheriff’s deputies with the Harbor Patrol will handle the investigation, a department spokeswoman said.
A inflatable boat was found nearby, but authorities declined to say what clue it might have held.