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Man found by kayakers dies

November 08, 2009|David Zahniser

A 49-year-old man was found floating in Newport Harbor on Saturday morning and was pronounced dead soon after at a hospital, authorities said.

Two kayakers found the man, fully clothed and facedown in the water, shortly before 7 a.m. near the Orange Coast College seabase, said Newport Beach Police Sgt. Shontel Sherwood. He was pronounced dead at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.

Police said he was a local resident.

-- David Zahniser

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