Montara “Body in a wetsuit” turns out to be a dead seal

By on Tue, March 31, 2009

A "body in a wetsuit" reportedly found at Montara State Beach Monday afternoon turned out to be a decomposed seal or sea lion, reports Channel 5.

A fisherman reported the body around 3:30 p.m. in the area of Eighth Street and state Highway 1, according to San Mateo County sheriff’s Lt. Ray Lunny.

Search and rescue personnel responded to help reach the body due to the difficulty of the steep cliff and rocky shoreline, Lunny said. The body was initially reported to be clad in a wetsuit.