Search Called Off for WeHo Man Who Jumped Off Venice Pier
Authorities have suspended the search for a 31-year-old West Hollywood resident who jumped off the Venice Pier into the ocean early Monday morning and remains missing.
The victim, Brian Patrick Dunn, was reportedly “very intoxicated” when he jumped from the pier around 2:30am, according to Lt. Jim Hiltz, with the U.S. Coast Guard. Dunn was wearing shorts and a t-shirt, and jumped into what Hiltz described as “very rough surf”. Dunn reportedly was going to swim to the beach, but when he didn’t make it, a friend notified authorities. Personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division and the U.S. Coast Guard searched an area two miles to the north and south of the pier throughout the day on Monday, but called off the search at dusk. The LAPD also assisted in a search on land in case Dunn made it to shore at a different location. Hiltz added there are no plans to resume the search unless officials receive new information. The average water temperature in the area is approximately 65 degrees around this time of year, and Hiltz said a person could likely only survive for around 16 hours in those conditions.
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