press release - 08051302

Scuba Diver Found in Water Off Padaro Beach Identified

Padaro Beach- July 31st, 2013

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified a scuba diver who was discovered in the water off Padaro Beach on Saturday, August 3rd.  The decedent is 49 year old William Frank Grgurich of Portland, Oregon.  Next of kin has been notified.

Grgurich was discovered by residents who were walking along the beach in the 3300 block of Padaro Lane around 11:45 a.m.  Sheriff’s Deputies responded, along with personnel from the Summerland Fire Department.  By the time they arrived, several residents had already pulled Grgurich out of the water.

The circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation by the Coroner’s Office but it appears at this point that he was diving alone.  No further information will be released at this time.

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