The body of an abalone diver was pulled from the ocean at Fisk Mill Cove in northern Sonoma County just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
Several agencies responded, including the sheriff’s helicopter, Henry 1.
The victim, who was not identified, was in his early to mid-30s, said Sgt. Spencer Crum, Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
A woman hiking along the cove in Salt Point State Park spotted the body in the water around 1:45 p.m. and called 911, Crum said.
A California State Parks lifeguard retrieved the body, according to dispatch reports. The sheriff’s helicopter then lifted the body from the beach to the parking lot above.
A vehicle in the parking lot is believed to belong to the victim, Crum said.