Body retrieved from water near Miramar Beach

April 8, 2013 1:18:16 PM PDT
A decomposed body was found in the ocean near Half Moon Bay on Sunday evening, a San Mateo County sheriff's spokeswoman said today.

Passersby on Miramar Beach made the discovery and reported it to the sheriff's office at about 5 p.m., Detective Rebecca Rosenblatt said.

Deputies responded and brought the body to shore, she said. The body was that of a male.

The San Mateo County coroner's office will be working to determine the person's identity and cause of death, which could take several weeks, she said.