Autopsy performed on man found dead in water off Port San Luis

newsroom@thetribunenews.comMay 10, 2013 

Members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office confer at Harford Pier after the body of a man was found near Olde Port Beach on Wednesday morning.

DAVID MIDDLECAMP — dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

The autopsy of Chad Henry Hebert, who was found dead off Port San Luis earlier this week, was performed Thursday, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

The cause of death is pending toxicology results in about six weeks.

Hebert, 37, was found floating in the water off Olde Port Beach about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday. His body showed no obvious signs of trauma, and foul play is not suspected, sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla said in a news release.

Authorities believe Hebert was staying at one of the boats, which they say belonged to a relative. His kayak was found floating right side up near the pier several hours before his body was discovered.

Sheriff’s officials say Hebert likely used that kayak to travel between the boat and the beach.

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