A fisherman who died when he was pulled into the ocean in West Marin this week was identified as an 84-year-old Napa County man.
Silkapin Cruz Sr. of American Canyon was swept into the ocean Monday at North Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Witnesses told investigators that Cruz went into the water to retrieve an ice chest that had been pulled out by a wave.
Cruz was pronounced dead after rescuers located him in the water. Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd, assistant Marin County coroner, said the forensic examination is pending but that the preliminary manner and cause of death is accidental drowning.
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