Truckee man, 54, drowns in Pacific Ocean near Santa Cruz |

Truckee man, 54, drowns in Pacific Ocean near Santa Cruz

Peter Koci, 54, of Truckee.
Courtesy Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The body of a local man who was reported missing for a week washed ashore from the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz County on Saturday, officials said.

Peter Koci, 54, of Truckee, reportedly went searching for sea glass near Davenport Beach in Davenport, Calif., on Feb. 13 with a friend, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

The friend told officers he last saw Koci walking on the beach to reportedly find a restroom.

After a several-day search, Koci’s body was recovered the afternoon of Feb. 20 on the shoreline at Wilder Ranch State Park, located near the University of California, Santa Cruz.

According to the sheriff’s office, Koci was pronounced dead at the scene.

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