Border Patrol Investigating Body Found On Beach In Encinitas
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.
On Wednesday, the San Diego County Department of the Medical Examiner identified the man as 32-year-old Christopher Andrew Gibson.
Gibson'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 Gibson’s death was unrelated to the smuggling boat crash that killed three people Sunday, M.E. spokesman Donnie Ryan said.
Gibson's cause of death was still not known as of Wednesday afternoon.