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SAN DIEGO – An investigation is underway after a man’s body was found Wednesday morning on the rocks of Sunset Cliffs, officials said.

Shortly after 5:30 a.m., officers received a call about a possible body found at 1287 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego police Capt. Laura McLean said. It was located by a fisherman who had gone into the tide pools near the cliffs to find bait when he thought he possibly spotted a body there.

“When he realized it was a body, he called San Diego police,” McLean said.

Not much is known about the body, according to McLean, partly because of its level of decomposition. It was brought up from the rocks by San Diego Fire-Rescue crews after a brief period of time that was made challenging because the body was wedged between the rocks.

Police speculate the body may have washed ashore late Tuesday with high tide and became wedged between rocks and boulders with low tide.

“It took some time with Fire and Rescue to come out with proper equipment to get the body out,” McLean said.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Officer was called and arrived on the scene to investigate. They are expected to work with police to compile a report about the incident.

McLean declined to speculate on if the body was that of 18-year-old Woodlain Zachee. Despite a highly visible search effort, Zachee has not been seen since he was swept into the water in mid-June at Mission Beach while celebrating his graduation from Crawford High School with friends.

The family lawyer for Zachee spoke out Wednesday saying they are waiting for “verifiable evidence” that the body found is actually Zachee.