Saturday, December 13, 2014

Drowned surfer identified, body found

Be careful out there
"The body of a surfer who was reported missing off of a Pacifica beach last month was recovered a mile off Salt Point State Park on the Sonoma Coast, a Sonoma County sheriff’s sergeant said Friday. The Sonoma County Coroner’s Office used dental records to identify the deceased man as 52-year-old Brook Warren Keyon, of Shingle Springs.

Keyon was last seen by the U.S. Coast Guard face down in the water about 100 yards away from Rockaway Beach shortly after 5 p.m. on Nov. 23. Pacifica police Capt. Daniel Steidle said police found a wallet, cellphone and keys in Keyon’s pickup in the small parking lot by the beach, and his family identified the surfboard that almost immediately washed ashore as his.“We were 90 percent sure he was the missing surfer,” Steidle said. The Daily Journal/Bay City/James Lanaras, 12/13/14.  "Missing Pacifica Surfer's body found in Sonoma."  Read article.

"While the Shingle Springs man had not been reported missing, he was entered into the national missing persons database after his belongings were discovered.
Witnesses spotted the body floating offshore about 4:50 p.m. shortly after a surfboard washed up on the beach, Pacifica police Capt. Dan Steidle said. A police sergeant responding to the area known as "Surfer's Lot" at 500 Old County Road saw the body floating in the water and reportedly watched as it disappeared into the surf.  It was not immediately known what caused the man's death, Steidle said. The case remains under investigation by the Pacifica police department."  San Jose Mercury News/Erin Ivie, 11/26/14.  "Pacifica: Body spotted in surf thought to be missing El Dorado County man."   Read article.

Related - Wikipedia,"Shingle Springs, CA".  "It is located about 40 miles from Sacramento in the historic Gold Country foothills..."   Note:  photograph from Paradise Point/San Diego.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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