Body Found in Waters off Venice Beach



Local surfers discovered the body of a man, possibly in his 20s, floating in the waters off Venice Beach this morning.

“At about 11am at 18th Ave in Venice Beach a surfer reported seeing a dead body floating offshore,” said Lidia Barillas, an Ocean Lifeguard Specialist with the Lifeguard Division County of Los Angeles Fire Department

Barillas said lifeguards confirmed the report and the lifeguard boat Baywatch Del Rey responded with the LA County Sheriff’s Department.   The body was transported to the Sheriff’s dock in Marina Del Rey where it was picked up by the LA County Coroner.

Shortly after he finished up his morning surf, Ethan Lovell received this text from fellow surfer Doug Michaels which read, “…right after you guys got out a body came floating around the Breakwater near the lineup, gnarly…”