Body found off Coney Island waters

August 24, 2008 4:16:05 PM PDT
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office recovered a body this morning in the waters off of Coney Island near the border of San Joaquin County, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

The body was reported just after 7:30 a.m. by a passerby, said sheriff's Lt. Jeff Jennings.

Responding deputies found the body of a white man, believed to be in his 50s or 60s, who was wearing jeans and no shirt.

Jenkins said it was not clear how the man ended up in the water but that there were no immediate signs of foul play.

The Contra Costa County coroner's office will investigate the official cause of death.