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Man found floating in waters off Imperial Beach lifeguard tower identified

Posted at 2:30 PM, Aug 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-10 22:09:18-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) — The man whose body was discovered floating off-shore in the South Bay this week has been identified.

Zabiullah Rahmani, 29, was found after he entered the water near an Imperial Beach lifeguard tower during the early morning hours of Aug. 4.

Officials said Rahmani was at the beach with a friend when he entered the water. The friend lost sight of him and a short time later, his body was found by joggers in the 700 block of Seacoast Drive.

Paramedics pronounced Rahmani dead at the scene.

At the time of discovery, the San Diego Sheriff's Department said drugs or alcohol may have played a role in Rahmani's death, but the Medical Examiner report didn't immediately offer a cause of death.