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Man's body found on Dog Beach in Ocean Beach

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Apr 11, 2022

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A body was found on Dog Beach in Ocean Beach Monday morning -- the same area where one person died after a panga boat overturned over the weekend.

Sometime before 9 a.m., San Diego Fire-Rescue lifeguards said a deceased man was discovered on the shore of Dog Beach. Lifeguards said the man likely drowned.

While the circumstances that led to the man’s death were unknown, local authorities believe the man may have been among 10 people that were on a panga boat that capsized in the water south of the Ocean Beach Pier in the late evening hours of April 9.

Emergency crews rescued two men from the sea following the accident, according to authorities. Another was able to make it to shore on his own, and a fourth, 37- year-old Mexican national Eleobardo Garcia Lopez, was found dead on the beach early Sunday.

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It is unclear what caused the boat to overturn, but authorities confirmed one man died at the scene and three others were taken to area hospitals.

Authorities have not stated whether all the boat’s occupants were accounted for.