Body Recovered Off Palos Verdes Coast Near Where Teen Drowned On Wednesday
Authorities have recovered a body in Abalone Cove this morning, near the location where an 18-year old disappeared in the waters on Wednesday while cliff diving.
Authorities have not confirmed whether or not it is the body of Joseph Sanchez, but it seems the story has come to a tragic conclusion. Members of the sheriff's emergency services detail this morning found the body, and fire department officials were called to the scene shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to the LA Times.
Joseph Sanchez and his friend Toogee Zepeda were cliff diving in the area, when the waves pushed him into the rocks. Zepeda jumped in to save Sanchez, who was described as not a particularly strong swimmer, but was unable to carry him back. Sanchez disappeared into the waters when Zepeda left to get help.
The waters off Abalone Cove have been particularly treacherous this summer, with lifeguards saying they've had over 60 rescues in the area since the Fourth of July.