The Orange County coroner’s office was responding to the Newport Beach pier area after a body was found floating about 1,000 feet offshore on Tuesday.
Huntington Beach lifeguards called the Sheriff’s Department about 11:30 a.m. to report the body, according to sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Mark Stichter.
“The decedent was found in the ocean,” the coroner’s website stated, giving the location as 1,000 feet from the pier.
The body was described as male.
Stichter did not know what the condition of the body was.
No other information was immediately available.
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