LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — -A body that washed ashore today at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey is believed to be that of a 25-year-old swimmer who went missing last week off Manhattan Beach, authorities said.
The body was discovered about 12:35 p.m. at Vista del Mar and Grand Avenue.READ MORE: Mountain Biker Rescued After Falling Into A Canyon At Mt. Wilson Today
“We do believe it to be the swimmer that we were looking for back on the 19th. However, the identity of this individual is going to be determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office,” sheriff’s Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said.READ MORE: Lakers Welcome Back Fans At Staples Center, Hosting Boston Celtics Thursday
Derek Jeffries of Hawthorne went missing around 5 p.m. April 19 after the former U.S. Army soldier swam into the surf off Manhattan Beach amid heavy rip currents.
Friends at the scene said they did not hear Jeffries call out or and were unaware he might have been struggling in the water.MORE NEWS: Huntington City School District Employee Arrested For Lewd Acts With Minor
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