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Man's Body Found on Santa Monica Beach [UPDATED]

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The body of a man in his 40s was found near lifeguard tower 28 on a beach in Santa Monica this morning, reports City News Service.

Someone passing by saw the body at about 5:30 a.m. and let a nearby parking officer know. The man was positioned face down, near the edge of the water. His name hasn't been released, but authorities don't think it was a homicide.

LA Now notes that the portion of the beach where the body was found has been cordoned off, and that he was found wearing beach shorts and a cycling or body surfing shirt.

An autopsy will be performed to determine how the man died.

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UPDATE WEDS. JUNE 6 9:55AM: The deceased has been identified as 49-year-old Paul William Nolder. There were no signs of foul play in the homeless man's death, according to authorities, reports CNS. An autopsy remains pending.