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Coast Guard, County Lifeguards Search for Man Who Jumped off Venice Pier

David Matthew Rose put down his bags and jumped into the sea at 2:30 a.m.


David Matthew Rose put down his bags and jumped into the sea at 2:30 a.m.

Updated, 11:25 a.m.: As per City News Service, David Matthew Rose has been found safe at home, after 7 hours of searching. According to a Marina del Rey Sheriff's Station watch commander, deputies found Rose, unharmed, at his residence at about 9:50 a.m.

L.A. County Lifeguards would like to remind you that it is illegal to jump off piers.

Los Angeles County Lifeguards are searching for a 39-year-old man who reportedly jumped off the Venice Beach pier early Saturday morning.

Just before 2:30 a.m., officials received reports that a person had jumped off the pier in the 3000 block of Venice Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A lifeguard and a witness saw the man leave his clothing and other possessions on the pier and dive into the water, authorities said.

Officials identified the man as David Matthew Rose. They described him as a white male, about 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing about 240 pounds.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Los Angeles County Fire Department searched for the missing swimmer by boat, helicopter and rescue divers.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Coast Guard Command Center in San Pedro at (310) 521-3805.


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