UPDATE: The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office issued a press release this evening stating that the deceased person found by kayakers near College Cove this morning appears to have been a white male in his 60s. See the full press release copied below our original post.
A group of kayakers located a dead body near Trinidad before 10 a.m. today, one of the kayakers said.
“We found him bobbing in the water around the corner from the north end of College Cove,” the kayaker told us, asking to remain anonymous.
He explained that a group goes out every Sunday and eight to 10 were involved today’s outing.
Some of the kayakers had gone ahead but the main group located the deceased man.
“He had on a shirt and a jacket but whatever was on below his waist was torn off by the surf if he had it,” the kayaker explained.
A wallet was located on the deceased person’s body but the kayaker said that they didn’t look in it.
We’ve contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and requested more information and will update this post when we receive it.
See the full press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office copied below:
On 08-04-2019, at about 9:30 AM, the United States Coast Guard notified the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office they had received a call of a body having been located just off shore of a beach near Trinidad. It was reported that Kayakers in that area had located the body in the water north of Trinidad State Beach.
Editor's note: This post first appeared at www.kymkemp.com and is reposted here with permission.
Deputies responded to the area along with Cal Fire, and with the assistance of the kayakers, were able to recover the body from the water. The deceased is a white male, approximately sixty years of age. Deputies are working to confirm the identity of the male so next of kin can be notified. The circumstances surrounding the death are unknown, however, there is no indication of foul play. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.