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Body of man who jumped off Venice Pier is found

July 12, 2010 |  8:03 am

A fisherman found the body of a man who jumped off the Venice Pier and into the ocean a week ago, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said Monday.

An autopsy will be performed on Brian Dunn, 31, of Los Angeles, said Selena Barros, a spokeswoman for the coroner's office. Officials think Dunn was intoxicated when he jumped from the fishing pier July 5 at 2:45 a.m. fully clothed.

His body was found floating in Santa Monica Bay about half a mile north of where he jumped, Barros said.

Searchers looked for Dunn for several hours in high surf after a friend called 911.

-- Catherine Saillant