Body found at Pirates Cove

March 21, 2016

Pirates CoveThe body of a 22-year-old man was found at Pirates Cove near Avila Beach on Monday.

Shortly before 11 a.m., a concerned citizen reported an unresponsive person on a cliff face. A preliminary investigation by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s department indicates that the death may have resulted from an accidental fall of about 30 feet from a cliff.

An investigation into the cause and manner of death is continuing, including an autopsy scheduled for later this week. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of his next of kin.

It is not known at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the death. Results of toxicology testing are generally available within four to six weeks.

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So terrible. Some poor parents are in for some terrible suffering. It is always every parents’ worst nightmare that they will let their little one spread their wings on their own and something like this will happen. I am always impacted when I see these young adults; hit by a train, committing suicide in their car on campus, the rapes, and then this. It just seems like this age should be spent on carefree laughter, finding young love and the freedom of new adulthood. So tragic.

I wonder if the binoculars were still around his neck.

Awe, So sorry for his mom and dad. Such a hard loss when your child is lost. Condolences

We need to close Pirates Cove, isn’t that what certain people scream whenever there is a accident at the Oceano Dunes?