Updated at 2:30 p.m. on June 3, 2012
A diver who was going far deeper than rescue divers can safely go, about 175 feet below the surface, found the corpse at about 7:15 a.m., according to city lifeguard Lt. Andy Lerum.
The body was brought to the surface and lifeguards were called shortly before 8 a.m., he said.
"We responded and observed a (dead) person wearing scuba gear," Lerum said. "He had been deceased for a number of days,'' Lerum said.
The scuba gear was missing a weight belt, he said.
The body was taken by rescue boat to a dock in Mission Bay, where the
San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office took over. Lerum said the Medical Examiner's Office would determine the identity of the body, but anticipated it would be that of 45-year-old missing diver Jeffrey May.
–City News Service contributed to this update
An unidentified body was discovered Sunday morning off the La Jolla shoreline, south of where an Oceanside man vanished on Memorial Day after allegedly going for a dive, according to the U-T San Diego.
The body was recovered by lifeguards and has been sent to the Medical Examiner's office to be identified, according to Channel 10.
U-T is reporting the body was found by swimmers and kayakers, while Channel 10 said an independent diver discovered the body.
It was unknown if the deceased is Jeffery May, 45.
May, an Oceanside resident with , was reported missing by his wife on Memorial Day, after he traveled to La Jolla Shores to meet up with a dive group and failed to come home.
Dive teams conducted a three-day search effort for May at La Jolla Shores, but crews found no sign of him.
Patch will keep you updated as new details emerge.