Missing Shell beach man found dead in ocean

October 2, 2011

Dylan Winebrenner

Police identified a body found in the ocean off of Shell Beach Saturday near Dinosaur Caves Park as Dylan Winebrenner.

Winebrenner, 32, was last seen Sept. 25. Friends had reported him as possibly missing Friday after they spotted Winebrenner’s 15-year-old dog on a portion of beach not assessable from the cliffs above while they were kayaking near Dinosaur Caves Park.

One friend told police that it was unusual because Winebrenner, a frequent kayaker, took his dog everywhere he went.

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Did Winebrenner go kayaking?

Was he found in a wetsuit?

Who hauled his body up from the cliffs? A subcontractor for the Pismo Beach PD? Or SLO County’s Sheriff’s subcontracted person for that task?

Who is the coroner in San Luis Obispo County?

Was an autopsy performed?

How did he end up in the water?

So sorry.


By his looks I think we’ve lost a neat guy. Condolences.