Body of Missing 75-Year-Old Man Found Off Sunset Cliffs Near Hill Street

by on November 21, 2019 · 0 comments

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San Diego lifeguards use crane to lift body up to the top of the bluff.

Thursday morning, November 21, a 75-year-old man had been reported missing by his wife. She had told police that her husband had left their home around 5:40 a.m. and had not returned by 8:30 a.m.

Tragically, his body was found floating in the water at Sunset Cliffs near the foot of Hill Street. Police called lifeguards at about 12:30 p.m. to report a person in the water off the 1000 block of Sunset Cliffs, and Lifeguards brought his body ashore using a crane. The couple live a few blocks from where the body was found.

He as yet has not been identified.

One local was quoted by Fox5. Eric Johnson, a lifelong resident said, “I think every year there’s deaths here on the cliffs.”

“Usually it’s an accident, people falling off, but I understand it was an elderly gentleman. I don’t know if he was confused or something happened, but it’s pretty sad.”

Mr. Johnson is right. The OB Rag has done a multi-year survey of deaths and serious injuries at the beautiful but dangerous cliffs, and we have found at least five deaths or serious injuries a year at the cliffs and waters.

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