Decomposing Body Retrieved from Bay

Bay City News
Tuesday June 26, 2007

A man’s decomposing body was retrieved from the bay near the pier at the Berkeley Marina at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the Alameda County coroner’s office reported. 

A boat passing by the Berkeley Pier, three and a half miles into the San Francisco Bay near the end of University Avenue, reported the body to the U.S. Coast Guard. 

The Coast Guard retrieved the body and brought it to the Alameda County coroner’s office. 

“The body looked like it was in there (the water) for a while, at least a few days,” said Petty Officer Cole. 

The county coroner’s office estimated the death, which occurred from drowning, took place sometime around June 18.