Fountain Valley sign
A sign for the city of Fountain Valley. Photo by Ken Lund via Wikimedia Commons

A 24-year-old jogger from San Diego was found dead Thursday on a jogging trail near Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley.

Authorities responded to a report of a person down at 12:58 p.m. on the jogging trail along Brookhurst Street north of Warner Avenue, said Fountain Valley Police Sgt. Kham Vang.

Arriving officers found the man wearing jogging attire lying on the grass just off the trail, Vang said. The man had been running along the exterior of Mile Square Park and appeared to have collapsed during his run.

The man, whose death does not appear to be suspicious, was visiting a friend in the Fountain Valley area, Vang said.

The Orange County coroner’s office responded and took over the investigation but the man’s name has not been released pending notification to next of kin, Vang said.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.