Body of Man Found Floating Near Alviso Marina Identified

By Bay City News
|  Saturday, May 31, 2014  |  Updated 4:45 PM PDT
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Body Found In Water Off Of Alviso Marina Near San Jose

Police investigate a body found floating in the Alviso Marina on May 24, 2014.

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Body Found In Water Off Of Alviso Marina Near San Jose

In the South Bay, a kayaker found a body in Coyote Creek Saturday morning. Authorities are trying to determine if the person was killed or died by accident. NBC Bay Area’s Kimberly Tere is in Alviso with the latest on the investigation.
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A man whose body was found in a creek near the Alviso Marina last Saturday has been identified as 54-year-old James Allan Collier, of Clearlake, the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office reported.

The cause of Collier's death was drowning but the circumstances about how he died are still under investigation, according to a medical examiner's office employee.

Crews on a rescue boat recovered Collier's remains after a kayaker reported seeing a body in the water at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the channels north of Alviso Marina County Park, according to the San Jose Fire Department.

A Cal Fire helicopter confirmed the location of the body at about 11:46 a.m. and rescue boats were deployed to the area one mile east of the Alviso Slough in Coyote Creek.

Personnel from the San Jose, Fremont and Alameda County fire departments, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Santa Clara County Park Service also arrived at the scene.

Alviso Marina County Park is located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay adjacent to the salt ponds and marshes of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

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