SANTA CRUZ - A 31-year-old San Jose man who was found dead near the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on Feb. 1 died from accidental drowning, according to the Santa Cruz County Coroner's Office.

Ryan Kim was found unconscious and fully clothed in the water about 1 p.m., but it remains unclear how he got there, said Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputy Ryan Kennedy. Kim apparently tried to climb the mussel encrusted wharf pylons and cut his hands and arms, authorities said.

An investigation concluded that there were no signs that Kim was suicidal and his death does not appear to be a suicide, according to the Sheriff's Office.




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