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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 :: 02:40 p.m. PDT


Death investigation at Russian Gulch State Park.

On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at about 12:45 PM Deputies from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office along with the Sheriff’s helicopter, State Park Rangers and Monte Rio Fire responded to Russian Gulch State Beach on a possible drowning. Upon arrival, deputies determined that a deceased man had been pulled to shore from the surf by bystanders.

The man was described to be in his late 50’s-60’s with short hair and full facial hair. He was wearing blue jeans, a black shirt and tennis shoes. The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office is investigating the case. Neither the identity of the man nor the cause of death has been established yet.

Prepared by: Sgt. Spencer Crum
CR 170916-013
Media Inquiries: 707-565-3941

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
2796 Ventura Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-565-2650

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