NEWPORT BEACH – Authorities have identified a man whose body was found in the water at a Newport Beach jetty.
Orange County coroner’s office officials Monday evening said Pedro Ruiz, 82, of Costa Mesa is the man who was found in the water at the base of the 40th Street jetty about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Officers responding to reports of a dead man on the rocks at the water line pulled Ruiz onto shore.
Ruiz was fully clothed and appeared to have been in the water for only a short period, a police statement said.
The coroner’s office estimates that Ruiz died about 1:30 p.m.
Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy scheduled for later this week to determine the official cause of Ruiz’s death.
Police say there were no obvious signs of trauma on Ruiz’s body, leading them to say that foul play is not suspected.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Newport Beach police Detective Garrett Fitzgerald at 949-644-3797.
By SEAN EMERY/ ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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