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UPDATED Body found on Alameda beach

Submitted by on 1, July 29, 2010 – 11:18 pmNo Comment

Updated 1:14 p.m. Friday, July 30

Police are investigating the discovery of a body on an Alameda beach this afternoon.

Police said that at 2 p.m. today, officers from the East Bay Regional Park District and the Alameda Police Department responded to a call about a body floating in the water off Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. When police arrived, they removed a 25-year-old Asian man from the water.

Police said the man, who they identified as an Alameda resident, received emergency medical aid but was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Shoreline Drive resident told The Island they saw the man wading out into the water at about 11 a.m. The resident, who did not wish to be identified, said the victim was alone.

“I thought at the time it was a little odd because it was still overcast and chilly,” said the resident, who said the man was wearing shorts and that it looked like he was carrying a T-shirt in his hands. “He seemed calm and was slowly going further and further and occasionally looking back toward shore,” the resident said.

They are asking anyone asking that anyone who may have been in the area and saw anything suspicious to contact the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department Investigations Unit at 690-6549 or the park district’s confidential tip line at 690-6521.

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