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UDATE: Man found dead in restrooms near Stearns Wharf identified

Santa Barbara police
Posted at 4:56 PM, Sep 06, 2023

UPDATE (Sept. 13) - The Santa Barbara County Coroner's Bureau has identified the man as John Venters III, 21, of Santa Barbara. Officials say his cause and manner of death are pending.

ORIGINAL STORY: Santa Barbara police responded to reports of an unresponsive adult male in the restrooms near the base of Stearns Wharf.

It happened Wednesday at 11:47 a.m. When first responders arrived they conducted lifesaving medical aid, and Narcan was administered in an attempt to revive the man. He was declared dead on scene.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Coroner responded to investigate.

The name of the decedent is not being released pending notification to next of kin. No foul play is suspected at this time.