Body Found on Hendry's Beach Identified as Montana Man
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A body found at Hendry's Beach on Sunday has been identified as a 43-year-old man from Montana.
Officials have released the identity of the man as Christopher Charles Petaja. He's an attorney from Bozeman, reports Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
Roger the Scanner Guy reported the body was found around 2:15 p.m. on the rocks below the Douglas Family Preserve. Emergency resuscitation efforts were performed but were unsuccessful. It is unclear if the fall was accidental or intentional, but Santa Barbara Police state there is no evidence of foul play.
Report of a possible fall victim from the cliffs at the Douglas Family Preserve, possibly on the rocks below. Full Santa Barbara City Fire Response.