A man found dead at Ocean Beach made a habit of night swimming in the Pacific, his friends say.
30-year-old Alex Peer was found face-down in the water near Great Highway and Judah Street at 7:26 a.m. last Thursday, fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
“He liked to unwind and swim after work. He was a great swimmer and really loved to get out there,” Stephanie Wilson, a friend of Peer’s told the Chron.
After Peer didn’t show up for work Thursday, Wilson tells the Chron that she texted him. In response, she got a text saying “Hey, I found your friend’s phone on the beach next to his keys, with his clothes” from Peer’s phone.
U.S. Park police are investigating the death, National Park Service spokesman Howard Levitt said.