San Luis Obispo police investigating body found in creek

August 13, 2021


Authorities found a dead body in the creek near Broad Street in downtown San Luis Obispo on Friday morning. [KSBY]

San Luis Obispo police say foul play is not suspected in the death. The SLO County Sheriff’s Dive Team is assisting San Luis Obispo police with the investigation.

Authorities have closed Broad Street between Monterey and Higuera streets. The block is expected to remain closed throughout the morning as officers investigate the death.


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Not being snarky, but is a trained dive team really necessary to retrieve a body from a creek that’s maybe one or two feet deep?


That was actually my first thought when I saw this reported on at KSBY. It conjures up a rather amusing image.


Maybe they are using waders


And, that is to presume the body was actually in the water!

Okay, to be fair. I am going to fathom(!) that the team would be needed to look for evidence in the water, and dive gear would be helpful in that.


But during the next session to discuss an increase to the Dive Teams budget they get to use this as a “call out” count.


Well the dive team still needs to train, so this was probably a good opportunity for them to do that. Also, other news sources reported the body as “submerged” so recovery may not have been as easy as it sounds.