SAN DIEGO — A man’s body washed up early Thursday about 200 yards north of Tourmaline Surfing Park, near the area where a surfer went missing, authorities said.
The body was discovered about 3:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Grand Avenue and Ocean Boulevard, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said. The body washed up near the area where a surfer went missing Wednesday night.
A lifeguard lost sight of the surfer in three-foot seas about a half- mile north of Crystal Pier, then contacted the Coast Guard about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. A surfboard and a wetsuit were found about 300 yards out, according to the Coast Guard.
Lifeguards searched until about 9 p.m. Wednesday, and Coast Guard personnel continued their efforts throughout most of the night, San Diego lifeguard Lt. John Everhart said.
Everhart said that it is likely the body is that of the surfer, but the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office will make that determination.
“I think there is a high likelihood that this is a correlation, but we’ll have to wait pending identification and notification of next of kin by the Medical Examiner’s Office,” Everhart said. “It’s been a very tragic morning and a very tragic night last night.”