A woman’s body was found floating in the ocean near the foot of Monaco Street along Sunset Cliffs. About 12:30, Thursday, a group of surfers found the body about 100 yards offshore, in the surf.
A passerby called 911 at 12:35. Lifeguards pulled the fully-clothed body from the water. The woman appeared to be in her mid-20’s San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesperson Maurice Luque told the press.
Her identity and the cause of death have not been determined. Her body was taken to lifeguard headquarters in Mission Bay.
One report has San Diego police saying her case appears to be a suicide.
Monaco Street is about one block south of Hill Street in southwest Point Loma on the Pacific side of the Peninsula. There are several well-known surfing spots in the near vicinity.
The cliffs are notoriously dangerous and have claimed a number of victims over the years in this same area. In the early Sixties, the body of a 3-year old daughter of a local newspaper columnist was found near the foot of Monaco Street.