Unidentified Man Pulled From Ocean Near 40th Street

Lifeguards spotted the man in the water around 6 p.m. Sunday. He appears to have drowned, police say.

An unresponsive, middle-aged male was spotted floating outside the water line off 40th Street Sunday and brought to shore by Los Angeles County lifeguards, said a Manhattan Beach Fire Department spokesman.

Lifeguards began CPR and the man was transported to a hospital by a Hermosa Beach Advanced Life Support team that continued to perform CPR, said Frank Chiella, fire department battalion chief.

Manhattan Beach Police Departmemt Lt. Steve Tobias said the man appeared to have drowned. Police will conduct an investigation, but there appears to be no foul play involved, he said.

Tobias said the emergency call reporting an unresponsive male came in around 6 p.m. Neither relatives nor friends of the victim appeared at the scene, Chiella said. The man remained unidentified early Sunday night.

L.A. County Lifeguards Chief Terry Yamamoto told Patch that he did not know the condition of the man and was not aware of a missing person's report on anyone fitting the man's description. 

An El Segundo resident who was at the beach with her friends and family said the situation didn't look good for the victim. She said she shielded her children from what was going on. 

Joe Walker August 20, 2012 at 01:09 PM
The first responders, (lifeguards, paramedics, etc) really tried hard to revive this poor guy. I was there with my family and hundreds of onlookers witnessed the professional way they tried everything to bring him around. He looked dead when he was brought out. There was no family with him so it was a mystery who he was.
sharona y August 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM
I was there with my family as well. Yes the lifeguards and paramedics were amazing they tried so hard it was very emotional. It looked like the man was dead before he was pulled out it was very sad. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.
Joe Walker August 24, 2012 at 03:34 AM
sharona,,,I was there with my 10 year old daughter and her friend and they saw their first ever dead body. When I saw him it was obvious to me also that he was dead for awhile. Poor guy.


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