Authorities say Mendocino Coast drowning victim was from Rancho Cucamonga

Mendocino County authorities say the man who drowned during a weekend outing to the Mendocino Headlands was a Rancho Cucamonga resident named David Reyes Juarez, 45.

Juarez was part of an extended family group enjoying the rugged coastline Saturday afternoon when he climbed down to some rocks below the bluffs and fell or was swept off the rocks into a turbulent sea.

Horrified family members watched as a California State Parks lifeguard and other first responders searched the area for Juarez, eventually recovering the unconscious man from the churning, foaming water.

Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

You can reach Staff Writer Mary Callahan at 707-521-5249 or On Twitter @MaryCallahanB.

Mary Callahan

Environment and Climate Change, The Press Democrat

I am in awe of the breathtaking nature here in Sonoma County and am so grateful to live in this spectacular region we call home. I am amazed, too, by the expertise in our community and by the commitment to protecting the land, its waterways, its wildlife and its residents. My goal is to improve understanding of the issues, to find hope and to help all of us navigate the future of our environment. 

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