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Border Patrol Investigating Body Found On Beach In Encinitas

Border Patrol agents stand at the top of stairs at Stonesteps Beach, May 4, 2...

Photo by Jacob Aere

Above: Border Patrol agents stand at the top of stairs at Stonesteps Beach, May 4, 2021.

A body was found Tuesday morning on a beach in Encinitas, authorities said.

At about 7 a.m., dispatchers received reports of a body on the beach near South El Portal Street and Neptune Avenue, near Stonesteps Beach, said San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Daniel Vengler.

The man's body appeared to have washed up onto the shore, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene for autopsy and identification purposes, Vengler said.

Border Patrol agents and investigators from the San Diego Fire-Rescue team were also at the scene midmorning but the Medical Examiner’s office later determined the man’s death was unrelated to the smuggling boat crash that killed three people Sunday, M.E. spokesman Donnie Ryan said.

The man has been identified but his name is not being released pending notification of next of kin, he said.

Photo caption:

Photo by Jacob Aere

Border Patrol agents scan the beach for evidence related to a man's body the was found at Stonesteps Beach, May 4, 2021.

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