Photo of the recovery provided by the HCSO.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On 08-04-2019, at about 9:30 a.m., the United States Coast Guard notified the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office they had received a call of a body having been located just off shore of a beach near Trinidad.  It was reported that Kayakers in that area had located the body in the water north of Trinidad State Beach.

Deputies responded to the area along with Cal Fire, and with the assistance of the kayakers, were able to recover the body from the water. The deceased is a white male, approximately sixty years of age. Deputies are working to confirm the identity of the male so next of kin can be notified. The circumstances surrounding the death are unknown, however, there is no indication of foul play.  The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.