Tragedy Strikes at OB Pier – Young Man Drowns After Jumping Off Pier for his Gear

by on April 3, 2017 · 1 comment

in Ocean Beach

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The tragic news coming out of Ocean Beach over this past weekend is the drowning of a young man after he had jumped off the OB Pier.

The San Diego Coroner’s office has identified the victim but has of yet disclosed his identity to the public.

The story is that on Friday night on the Pier, this 27-year old and his girlfriend got into some kind of dispute with at least 2 other people. Although there were no reports of any physical altercation, at one point, the young man’s gear was thrown off the Pier by the other persons into the ocean.

The young man then jumped off the Pier into the Pacific ostensibly to recover his things. And he got into trouble; the lifeguards later said the waves were 8 feet high. A rescue call went out around 9:30 pm. And for half an hour, lifeguards searched the waters around the pier, hampered by the waves and lots of seaweed. A San Diego police helicopter crew provided lighting for the rescue crews.

Finally, the guy was found and pulled onto a lifeguard boat where CPR was started on him. He was taken to a hospital by medics but was pronounced dead. Police do not believe there was any need for a criminal investigation. Once his family has been notified, it’s presumed the Coroner will release his identity.


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Frank Gormlie April 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

The victim has been ID’ed: Kevin Chilson-Moyers of Mesquite, Nevada.


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