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Medical Examiner IDs Body as Missing Diver off La Jolla Shores

A week after going missing after a dive off La Jolla Shores, the body of Jeffrey May was recovered by divers and identified by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

On Monday morning the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that body found off La Jolla Shores on Sunday was Jeffrey May, an Oceanside diver reported missing since Memorial Day.

May, 45, traveled to La Jolla Shores to meet up with a dive group and failed to return home on May 28.

Dive teams conducted a search effort for May at La Jolla Shores, but crews found no sign of him.

A civilian diver located and recovered the body of May on Sunday, a full week after he was reported missing. The diver found his body about 175 feet below the surface, 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.

The body was taken by rescue boat to a dock in Mission Bay, where the
San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office took over. An examination has not yet been performed.

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