Man found dead in creek at Navy base in National City

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. – A body of an unidentified man was found at Naval Base San Diego, in the Tidelands area of National City Friday morning, authorities said.

The discovery in an inlet of the bay near Harbor Drive and West Eighth Street in National City, not far from the military Gate 9, was reported just before 8:30 a.m., according to San Diego Harbor Police.

Officers retrieved the body and brought it to shore, where the Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the remains for autopsy and identification purposes, SDHP Lt. Victor Banuelos said.

No suspicious circumstances related to the fatality were reported.

Military officials, US Coast Guard and National City police were assisting in the investigation.