Newport Harbor Drowning Victim Had High Blood Alcohol Level

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NEWPORT BEACH (AP) — Toxicology tests find a Southern California college student who drowned in Newport Harbor had a high level of alcohol in his system when he died.

The Orange County Crime Lab concluded that 22-year-old Alan Sun-Long Lin’s post-mortem blood alcohol content was between .16 and .19 percent.

The Orange County Register reports Sunday that a man of his size would need to have seven or eight alcoholic drinks in an hour to reach that level.

The mechanical engineering student at the University of California, Riverside was found floating in the Rhine Channel on Feb. 13, eight days after he was reported missing.

Lin, who lived in Riverside during the week and returned to his family in Orange County on the weekends, had last been seen leaving a bar and grill about three blocks from the bay.

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