SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Coroners Sunday said the body found floating off the Ocean Beach Pier was that of 34-year-old Pacific Beach man.
Lawrence James Booth's body was pulled from the water after a fisherman spotted the corpse floating near the southwest leg of the pier shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.
Lifeguard officials said the the body, which was found with no identification, was brought ashore in a rescue boat.
It was unclear how long the body had been in the water, but death was confirmed at the scene due to the onset of rigor mortis, the medical examiner's office reported. An autopsy has yet to be performed.
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OCEAN BEACH (CNS) - A young man's body was pulled from the water near the Ocean Beach Pier Saturday, according to San Diego Lifeguard Service officials.
A citizen called 911 at about 9 a.m. to report spotting the body floating on the surface near the pier's southwest leg, according to lifeguard Lt. Nick Lerma. Police were called in to investigate, he said.
The body was pulled from the water and taken to the Mission Bay lifeguard dock on a rescue boat to be turned over to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office, Lerma said.
The man's body had no identification, but appeared to be in his 20s or early 30s, Lerma said.