Authorities identify body found washed up on Venice Beach

Venice beach.

The coroner has identified the man whose body washed up on Venice Beach.

He was 61-year-old Chong Kwak of Los Angeles, said coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz.

The man apparently fell out of a inflatable boat near the mouth of Marina Del Rey, and his body washed up near Topsail Court, where the discovery was reported to authorities at about 1:45 p.m. Monday, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.  The man was declared dead at the scene.

An autopsy was pending to determine the cause of Kwak’s death, Dietz said.

An inflatable boat was found nearby. The Sheriff’s Department was investigating the death.