SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8/CNS) - Police have identified a man who was found dead Tuesday morning in the surf near Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach.
26-year-old James Wolpert of Poway was identified by police Tuesday afternoon.
A couple walking along the beach spotted Wolpert's body floating in the water off Ocean Boulevard and Garnet Avenue around 2:40 a.m., San Diego police Sgt. Ed Zwibel said. The couple made an emergency call for help and began performing CPR.
Lifeguards and police took over life-saving efforts when they arrived, but the Wolpert could not be resuscitated, Zwibel said.
"This appears to be an accidental drowning or suicide,'' Zwibel said. "We don't suspect anything suspicious.''
The apparent drowning death came as San Diego County beaches remained under a high surf advisory, with 4- to 6-foot waves propelled by a south swell.
Personnel from the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office responded to the beach around 3:40 a.m.
The Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause and manner of death.
Warm weather is expected to return to San Diego this week peaking around the mid-week point. Temps should cool again by next weekend.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
Investigators were trying to reconstruct an accident scene in Encinitas on Sunday after a man riding a motorcycle was killed in a collision.
A man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in a Vista apartment early Sunday, and homicide detectives were investigating, sheriff's deputies said.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.