Body of drowning victim found on Imperial Beach

IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – The body of a man was found today on the beach near the Imperial Beach Pier, sheriff’s officials said.

The man, in his late 20s, was found by joggers at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday still partially in the water at the 700 block of Seacoast Drive, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies, paramedics and fire personnel responded to the area. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s female companion was found and interviewed. Alcohol and drugs are suspected as contributing factors in the incident, according to sheriff’s officials.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct a further investigation to confirm the victim’s identity, notify the man’s family and determine the cause of death.

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