Body found in surf near Grover Beach

April 30, 2011

UPDATE: The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s department identified the body found in the surf at Pismo Beach State Park on Saturday as Kristopher Joseph Petti of Paso Robles and corrected its earlier press release to say the man was Hispanic.

ORIGINAL: Pismo Beach State Park rangers found the body of a San Luis Obispo County man floating in the surf line midway between the Grand Ave. and Pier Ave. beach ramps early Saturday morning.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are not releasing the name of the 27-year-old black man they pulled from the surf near Grover Beach at this time.

An autopsy will need to be done to determine the cause of death. Law enforcement officials are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Watch Commander at (805) 781-4553.

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Sad news to say the least.

Why the mention of his race, as if that had anything to do with his drowning?

A man’s dead and you give a thumbs down to a well wishers condolences to friends and family, WTF’s wrong with some people?

With a username like yours, should you even be commenting on anything regarding this incident?



My prayers will be for this young man and the heartache his family & friends will now be going through.