The body of a young male was found on the beach Friday a half mile south of the Beverly Beach turnoff. The report initially came is as a drowned fisherman and that CPR had been initiated.
Upon arrival Newport Fire-Rescue learned that the body had been there for quite a while and that CPR was not called for. The body was that of a young man, in his early 20s, who probably fell, was pushed or jumped from a cliff high above where he was found. Witnesses say there were no tracks in the sand near the body when it was first discovered.
Witnesses say the body was clad in a dark navy hoodie, jeans, vans type shoes – one of them about 20 feet from the body.
No name yet released.
The day before, the Coast Guard Helo out of Newport had been searching the ocean off Newport for any sign of a mariner in distress. They found nothing. It wasn’t known at the time whether the discovery of the body south of Beverly Beach had any connection to the cry for help heard over a Coast Guard radio hailing channel.