Oceanside Police headquarters. Courtesy of the department

An investigation was continuing Monday into the death of a man who drowned in Oceanside on Sunday during a family beach trip, said the Oceanside Police Department.

A 31-year-old Victorville man was reported missing by his family after he had not returned from a swim near lifeguard tower 4 for several hours.

CBS8 of San Diego on Monday said a cousin of the victim identified him as Jose Julian Girón Alvarez.

About 9 p.m., passers-by reported seeing an unconscious man in waters about a half-mile away from where the man had been swimming, said Oceanside police Sgt. Ronnie Harper.

The man did not respond to treatment from first responders and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police confirmed it was the same man they had been searching for earlier.

— City News Service

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