Man dies of apparent drowning in Pacific Beach’s Rose Creek

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A 911 caller reported a man loudly walking through the river before going under the water and dying from an apparent drowning near Hornblend Street


A man died from an apparent drowning Monday night in Rose Creek near Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach, San Diego police said.

A 911 caller reported the incident around 7:30 p.m. near Hornblend Street, telling authorities there had been a “male walking through the river and making noise” before slipping under the water, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

The caller reported not seeing the man for an extended period of time, Buttle said. The next time the caller spotted the man, he was motionless and apparently lifeless.

Police, firefighters and lifeguards responded to the scene, but the man died, Buttle said. The apparent drowning happened just north of where Grand Avenue crosses above Rose Creek, which connects to Mission Bay a few hundred yards to the south.

No other information about the incident was immediately available Monday night.