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October 21, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Authorities are seeking the public's help in finding family members of a man found in the water near the Seal Beach jetty. Officials said Monday that they have identified the man through fingerprints as Dagoberto Antonio Siguenza, 65, who was about 5 feet 5 and weighed 121 pounds. His body was discovered Sept. 8. The man was incorrectly identified at the time as Roberto Rios because he was wearing a hospital ID bracelet inscribed with that name, police said.
November 15, 1986 | Ted Appel
The owner of a 39-foot cabin cruiser remained hospitalized Friday after his boat rammed into a stone jetty at the Newport Bay harbor entrance and sank in about 20 feet of water, sheriff's officials said. The owner of the $270,000 boat, named Ferrari, was identified as Leland West, 50, of Newport Beach, said Sheriff's Lt. Richard J. Olson. West is the owner of Newport Imports.
April 13, 2007 | Christopher Goffard, Times Staff Writer
After two days of searching, police think they have identified the two people who were swept into the Pacific on Tuesday off a rocky jetty in Corona del Mar. Sean Shungfei Yeh, 53, of Fremont and Yi Ni Kwong, 49, of Irvine are presumed drowned, though no bodies have been found, Newport Beach Police Sgt. Evan Sailor said. Police said they found a 2000 Toyota Camry that was registered to Kwong in a beach parking lot.
August 24, 1985
A single-engine airplane crashed into the ocean about three miles off Newport Beach Friday when the pilot lost control while circling above a sailboat race, authorities said. Pilot Robert Schmidt, 58, and passenger Geraldine Conser, 44, were able to crawl out of their Cessna 150 and were rescued by a private boater, Kenny Knight of Newport Beach, who witnessed the 1:30 p.m. crash off the Santa Ana River jetty. Newport Beach Marine Safety Capt.
April 21, 2007 | David Haldane,, Times Staff Writer
A sheriff's rescue diver was rushed to a hospital with leg injuries Friday after becoming entangled in a sunken sailboat while searching the wreckage for its missing owner. Deputy Ken Kropidlowski, an 18-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff's Department and a member of its dive team, was 30-feet deep off a jetty in Newport Beach when he got tangled in debris about 11 a.m. and made an emergency ascent, Jim Amormino, a sheriff's spokesman, said.
July 14, 1988 | ERIC HEALY, Times Staff Writer
The bodies of two men were found Wednesday within 100 yards of each other near the Santa Ana River jetty at Huntington State Beach, Sheriff's Lt. Dick Olson said. "It does not appear that these cases are related," Olson said. "It's just one of those odd things that happen." The first body--an older man with a bullet wound to the head--was discovered by two surfers shortly after 6 a.m., Olson said.
August 28, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER ADAMS
The Navy will give the public a chance to speak out tonight on a proposal to build a $200-million expansion of its port facilities at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. A public hearing in Long Beach will mark the first step in preparing an environmental impact statement for the proposal, which has already attracted opposition.
February 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
As work crews continued to sift the sands along the Orange County coast for oil that spilled from a punctured tanker two weeks ago, efforts began in earnest today to cleanse rocky jetties stained by the crude. Armed with equipment shipped in from Alaska where it had been used on the Exxon Valdez spill, workers began using a warm rinse of seawater to wash down rocky stretches of shoreline on Newport Beach and Bolsa Chica State Beach.
April 11, 2007 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
Helicopters and rescue boats suspended their search late Tuesday for two people who witnesses said were swept off a jetty in Corona del Mar by a large wave. "They've been missing for a while. They're presumed dead," said Jim Slikker, an Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol deputy. "It's almost next to impossible to find them with the visibility being bad tonight."
January 23, 1985 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
Three men were arrested and six tons of marijuana worth an estimated $10 million was seized from a sailboat moored at a Balboa Peninsula jetty, Newport Beach police said Tuesday. A police spokesman said that a curious patrol officer noticed the 45-foot ketch tied at a public fishing pier where boats are rarely seen, and stumbled upon the baled marijuana inside the hull.
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