The body of a young male washed ashore in Border Field State Park on Thursday morning, August 1, quite likely the second of two teenage boys who went missing July 16 from the Playas de Tijuana beach immediately south of the border.
The body was found about a quarter mile north of the border fence and picked up by the medical examiner, who has not yet identified the victim.
A group of five teenage boys swam out into the ocean off Playas de Tijuana on July 16, but only three returned. Imperial Beach lifeguards, the Coast Guard, and Border Patrol agents searched for the boys but did not find them.
Tijuana authorities identified the missing boys as 13-year-old Efraín Alcaraz Bautista, whose body was found July 26, and the second as Alejandro Reyes Collazo, 16.
Two U.S. Fish and Wildlife employees found Bautista's body on July 26, according to the medical examiner, who subsequently ruled his death an accidental drowning.