Updated at 11:20 A.M., Sunday Sept. 4
The name of one of the men whose bodies was found washed ashore near Imperial Beach was released Sunday by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Oscar Javier Andrade-Aguirre, 34, was found dead by U.S. Border Patrol agents on the beach at Border Field State Park on Saturday, about 300 yards north of the Mexican border, according to the medical examiner.
He was pulled from the surf and pronounced dead. Foul play was not suspected. While on patrol Friday morning, agents found a 49-year-old Hispanic male in the surf, near the border. His name has not yet been released.
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to the beach by the agents who made the discovery shortly after 7 a.m., Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Walker said.
“It looked like they floated up from Mexico,” Walker said. “It appeared that they had been swimming in Mexico and became distressed.”
The first body was found at 7:10 a.m. on the beach about five yards north of the border. The second body, later identified as Andrade-Aguirre, was found about 10 minutes later about 100 yards north of the border, according to Border Patrol Agent Eduardo Olmos.
“Agents immediately searched the area to see if any other individuals were in the water,” Olmos said. “The coast guard was also contacted and a search of the waters offshore was requested.”
Deputies called the medical examiner’s office to take over the investigation since there was no sign that a crime had been committed, Walker said.
— City News Service