Woman's Body Found In Ocean Off Ventura

Sunday March 17, 2019

(Surfer's Point file photo by Alex Wilson, KVTA News)

     Update--An investigation is underway into the death of a woman whose body was found Sunday morning floating in the ocean off Surfer's Point near the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

   The body of the 54-year-old woman was found by a surfer around 10:15 AM and the surfer brought it to the Ventura Harbor Patrol boat near the Ventura Pier.

   The Harbor Patrol boat had responded along with firefighters, police, and ambulance personnel.

   The Harbor Patrol brought the body from the area near the pier back to its headquarters at Ventura Harbor where the woman was officially pronounced dead.

   The authorities know who the woman is but her name is not being released pending notification of family.

   Because the woman was found in the ocean off the Ventura County coast, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department will conduct the death investigation along with the Medical Examiner's Office to determine how the woman died and under what circumstances.

    No other details have been released yet.