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October 17, 2019 | 4:34pm
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Body found on a Sandy Point beach

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Details are still being collected after Whatcom County Fire District 17 (WCFD17) personnel responded to a report of a body on the beach approximately 300 feet north of the public beach access at S Beach Way about 2:30pm this afternoon.

WCFD17 Fire Chief Jim Petrie confirmed they arrived to find a deceased person on the beach in the Neptune Beach area. The Whatcom County Medical Examiner was notified. Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Jeff Parks said the body was badly decomposed.

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office personnel were on the scene investigating as of late this afternoon. Crime scene tape had been put up on the beach (see photo above).

Information as to the identity of the body, how they came to be on the beach and the cause of death had yet to be released as of the time this story was posted (7pm).

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