Body of missing jet ski rider in Napa River identified

NAPA, Calif. -- The Napa County Sheriff's Office has identified a body found in the Napa River this morning as Kelly May, 48, a jet ski rider reported missing Wednesday.

Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Foster said May suffered significant head trauma, but the cause and manner of her death will be determined after an autopsy Monday.

May left her Napa home at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and was reported missing at 10 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Marcia Medina said.

Her body was found at 7:42 a.m. today in water near the west bank of the river near the Brazos Drawbridge between state Highways 37 and 12, Medina said.

May was moving her jet ski from her home to a trailer at a boat launch, Medina said. The jet ski was found Wednesday night.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew, Napa County sheriff's deputies and a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew searched for the missing woman, Medina said.
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