Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Venice Pier

VENICE, Calif. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday evening for Brian Patrick Dunn, who was last seen jumping from the Venice Pier at approximately 2 a.m. Monday.

Dunn was reported to be intoxicated and not wearing a lifejacket at the time.

The Coast Guard, Los Angeles County Fire – Lifeguard Division, and Los Angeles Police Department searched the area extensively throughout the day on the water and from the air. A 41-foot Utility Boat from Coast Guard Station Los Angeles-Long Beach, Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin, an 87-foot Patrol Boat homeported in Santa Barbara, Calif., and an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles were all dispatched to the scene to search for Dunn.

The Coast Guard urges the public to be aware of the dangers of being in or on the water under the influence of alcohol. Always practice good judgement and encourage those around you to do the same. Remember to always wear a lifejacket when boating and to only swim in safe, designated areas.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Brian Patrick Dunn, please call the Coast Guard at (310) 521-3801.

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