• Khiem Nguyen: Body of drowned airman retrieved

    From the Sheriff’s Report:

    On 11-12-14 around 1124 hours, The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Dive Team conducted an underwater search for missing Air National Guard Airman Khiem Nguyen. Nguyen and 3 of his friends had gone fishing in the Garrapatta State Beach area. Nguyen was swept off the rocks on 11-11-14 approximately 0845 hours. After an extensive surface search by California State Parks Lifeguards, Cal Fire, US Goast Guard and Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, the search was suspended around 1700 hours.

    The Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Dive Team was requested to conduct an underwater search of the area Nguyen was last seen. The dive team with support by Cal Fire and State Parks began search operations with free diving equipment around 0900 hours at the location. At approximately 1100 Hours, the dive team transitiond to SCUBA operations and located Nguyen’s body at approximatley 1124 hours. Nguyen was brought to the surface were he was transferred to a Coast Guard ship and transported to the Monterey Harbor where the Coroners Unit took possession of Nguyen until family members can be contacted.

    Nguyen, 24 was from San Jose. He had been visiting Big Sur with three friends when he was swept into the ocean.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on November 12, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News

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