Oregon State Police and the Lincoln County Medical Examiner are attempting to positively identify a body found Thursday morning in the surf on the south end of Yachats State Park. There is no indication of foul play, troopers said, and investigators have ruled out the body being that of a 22-year old man missing since falling off a boat earlier this month.
A person walking on the beach Thursday morning spotted the body in the surf about 10 a.m., troopers said. The body was recovered, but was carrying no identification.
According to an OSP news release, the man appears to have been in the water for less than 12 hours, and his fingerprints have been sent to the OSP Identification Bureau.
Anyone who has information about the case, or who may be able to identify the deceased is asked to contact the OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.
The deceased man is described as a white male between 35 and 45-years old; about 6-feet tall, with an estimated weight of 240 pounds. He has long brown hair, blue eyes, a moustache and a pierced left ear. He has multiple scars, police said, including a large scar on his lower abdomen and a 7-inch scar on his lower back. At the time of his recovery, he was wearing blue jeans, size-12 white Reebok tennis shoes, and no shirt.