Police think missing Pacifica surfer is Shingle Springs man

PACIFICA, Calif. -- Police believe a surfer who may have drowned at a Pacifica beach on Sunday evening was 52-year-old Brook Kenyon, Pacifica police said Wednesday.

Police, fire and U.S. Coast Guard personnel responded to a report from witnesses who said they saw a surfboard with no surfer wash onto the shore at Rockaway Beach at around 4:48 p.m., said Pacifica police Capt. Dan Steidle.

Steidle said witnesses reported seeing a body in the water and the first officer to respond to the scene also saw the body.

The body quickly disappeared under the surf though and Steidle said emergency crews never caught a second glimpse of it.

Steidle said they believe the surfer was a Shingle Springs man based on property and a vehicle found at "Surfer's Lot," located at 500 Old County Road. Police contacted Kenyon's family, who confirmed he was supposed to be in Pacifica that day and entered his name into a national missing persons database.

The search for Kenyon's body was called off around 10 p.m. Sunday night, said Coast Guard Lt. Jacob Aulner.

Detectives from the Pacifica police are continuing to investigate the incident.
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